Territorio de Zaguates: Heaven on Earth or Last Resort?

Today I visited Territorio de Zaguates, the "Land of the Strays" in Costa Rica. This no-kill animal shelter that is home to more than 700 (maybe 900) dogs is often described as "Heaven on Earth." A detailed review to come but in the meantime, I'm sharing this video so you can get a view into what's it's like to be a dog at this shelter. Multiple dog fights broke out. And while staff describe these dogs as being family--"and just like family we get in fights sometimes"--80% of the dogs I observed had an injury, puncture wounds, or scarring. The dogs' bodies tell us a lot about what it's like to be a dog living at Territorio de Zaguates.


No-kill, sanctuary, animal welfare, Territoria de Zaguates

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