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Street Dogs of Valparaiso
An estimated 100,000 stray dogs roam the streets of Valparaiso, Chile, a popular tourist destination and World Heritage Sight. Many have owners that let them out during the day only to bring them in at night, the rest are homeless. For the most part, they are left alone, accepted as members of society. Many of the dogs are even fed and cared for by members of their respective communities. The street dogs however live much shorter lives, subjected to illness and injury. This essay hopefully will raise awareness to the plight of these beautiful animals, and the need for increased spay and neuter, adoption, and sheltering programs.