Ambhgn, I’m sorry to hear you were so horrified by what you saw in Havana. It’s unfortunate,
but in many countries, people look upon those dogs as a nuisance and no longer cute when they
grow out of puppy hood. Many are tossed on the streets to fend for themselves. It’s sad and a terrible shame.
I’m not sure if we saw the same white dog as you. We were in Havana in March and this dog caught my eye, the poor thing. Could barely walk and was obviously sick and in pain. I shared my granola bar shed more than a few tears as it took the pieces ever so gently. Many people didn’t even notice the dog lying on the sidewalk, almost walking into it. Had I been at home, I wouldn’t have hesitated to take it to a vet. But in Cuba, what do you do? Your heart goes out to the ‘forgotten’ ones. I have an ironic photo of that day, the hustle of the city, tourists wandering around. And what stands out in the picture? The dog lying on the cold concrete sidewalk.
I shared my lunch with a few ‘restaurant’ dogs as the locals call them. None broke my heart
like that dog, on that day in Havana.
It would be nice to see what those organizations are doing and what supplies are needed. I’m in Toronto, so not sure what help I can be. But let me know.