The Mexican pups left to their own devices have Edgardo Ziga as their idol. In an effort to spread awareness about animal mistreatment, the 48-year-old Nayarit resident rides his tricycle around the streets of western Mexico, rescuing abandoned dogs.
Since starting his trek in July 2013, the guy has saved more than 400 dogs, according to EFE news, traveling through Sonora, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Campeche, Tabasco, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo.
He has already traversed half of the nation in pursuit of stray dogs that wander the highways and city streets.
Edgardo sees his journey as both a sacrifice and a statement to society.
He sets out on his adventure with the intention of saving dogs, but he also acts as a middleman to place some of his rescued friends up for adoption.
Edgardo rides his tricycle while carrying supplies for his aristocratic friends, including food, water, footwear, clothing to survive adverse weather, and some medications.
With the 14 dogs that are now his traveling companions, this trip has carried him to Chiapas. He works tirelessly to improve the lives of these creatures, who are frequently neglected and mistreated by people.
“Dogs from many different regions of Mexico join me; they are remaining (on the street) and nobody is adopting them.”
Because they “educate others (to have) nobility, to trust humans,” these canines are now a part of the “team to save dogs.”
He’s currently making his way to Chiapas, where he’ll pick up additional dogs that he can adopt and care for to improve their quality of life.
His is “a voyage to take off people’s consciousness,” according to Edgardo.
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