In early October, after a journey of around 27 hours, the four animal keepers from Essen and Hanover landed in Santiago de Chile. They were received by two members of FinnDomingo e.V., who had previously prepared everything on site for the project to run as smoothly as possible.
Our German-Chilean exchange project was an overall win for everyone involved.
There is a downer, however: Due to the riots, several planned actions could not be carried out (interview on the radio, visit to the editorial office of a large newspaper, two lectures at school, visit at the police dog school). As the Homeless Paws Shelter is financed exclusively through private donations, these program items had been primarily intended to draw public attention to the shelter and motivate people to donate.
Unfortunately, this plan did not work out. On the contrary, due to the insecure situation and the fear of the future that prevails in many Chilean citizens, the income of Homeless Paws Shelter has plummeted since October 2019. Therefore, support is needed more than ever!