All you animal lovers out there, prepare yourselves to be inspired!
Today, we are going to share a story of a man hailing from Mexico, who spent 6 years walking more than 8,000 miles and rescued 500 abandoned dogs and gave them a new home! Yes, you heard that right. His name is Edgardo and he planned a trip around his country on his tricycle to help the helpless creatures. He restored our faith in humanity and made us realize that kind people still exist in the world.
Edgardo is a 49 years old Mexican guy who raised the bar of a true animal lover for the world to witness by rescuing and helping the most helpless and vulnerable creatures; Homeless dogs. You will barely see people putting in that much efforts for these voiceless animals. Let’s continue with the remaining story, shall we? Keep scrolling!
Meet Edgardo, the guardian angel of stray dogs in Mexico!
Edgardo has saved lives of 500 stray dogs and he ended up earning the nickname of “Savior of the Dogs.” His story is truly one of a kind and a true inspiration! His actual name is Edgardo Juarez but people would mostly refer to him as Edgardo Perros. In Spanish, Perros means “dogs”. Edgardo has spent 6 years walking around his country with one mission – to save as many stray dogs in Mexico as possible. According to Edgardo, injured dogs in cities would often be taken care of but in rural areas, things are different. Those dogs get ignored in rural areas. With this thought in his mind, he grabbed his 3 pups and set out on a journey to help these poor creatures.
While he travels across the borders of Mexico, he would rescue the dogs who are hurt, abused or abandoned. According to Edgardo, “no one helps dogs living homeless on the roads. This is where I saw their pain,”. He feeds those dogs, provides them medical assistance, trains them and then he tries to find a loving home for them. Not only that, he even shelters them on his tricycle until he’s assured that the dogs are in good condition to be adopted. Uptil now, he has managed to rescue about 500 dogs.
What a beautiful sight!
Edgardo started his journey from Nayarit, Mexico and that’s where he’s originally from. He has already been through Quintana Roo, Baja California, and Nuevo León. He carries everything he needs on his Tricycle. Whether it’s clothes, food, water, medicines, you name it! And let us tell you, it is not an ordinary tricycle, he built it specially to fulfil his needs.
Here’s a glimpse of his Tricycle!
Compassion can truly make you do wonders!
“When I walk on the roads, I see dogs that are stranded, injured, and in need of medical attention,” he shared. He further added, “Life for me is to never mistreat an animal or another person. Not even a plant,” he says. Edgardo possesses some veterinary knowledge which helps him in providing medical assistance to the abandoned dogs.
Edgardo that the saddest part isn’t the horrible condition of the dogs he rescues but rather knowing the fact that humans are the ones who put them in this condition. I think it’s high time that we start thinking about this. Where are we headed? Why would anyone want to hurt a voiceless and a helpless creature who has got nothing but love to give.
People are truly fond of his compassion!
According to Edgardo, once he is done with his mission in Mexico, he might move on towards the city with the same goal. He wants to keep pushing himself to help the animals in need as far as he can.
Where would you find such gem of a person?
He truly deserves all the respect!
Being inspired by his journey, thousands of people around the world decided to help Edgardo through his journey via his Facebook‘s page. With that help, he has been able to provide better medical assistance, food and shelter to these homeless pups. If you feel what he is doing is extra-ordinary, you must support the cause and help him out as well!
Last but not the least, a photographer who’s also known by the name of “The Yogi Photographer,” got so inspired of his story that he decided to make a short documentary on him and his compassion, don’t forget to check it out! Also, if you would like to donate some money to the cause, click on the link. And before you go, don’t forget to share your thoughts and opinions regarding the story, down in the comments below!