PETA Latino acknowledges and celebrates the Urbáez household for conserving their canine, Max, with them throughout their journey from Venezuela to the U.S.
Anabel and Crisman Urbáez, with their two youngsters and Max, made the lengthy and strenuous journey by means of 10 nations over the course of two months, looking for asylum. The journey was already tough—at one level taking them on a four-day trek by means of the jungles of northern Colombia and leaving them sleeping on cardboard at others—and plenty of instances they had been denied entry to transportation and shelter as a result of they needed to maintain their canine with them.
On the border between North and Central America, U.S. border brokers informed them to depart Max behind.
“I simply couldn’t,” Anabel informed CNN reporters when describing the encounter. “Not after every thing he’s gone by means of with our household.”
Fortunately, one other officer had already heard in regards to the Urbáezes’ saga of touring with Max and coordinated his switch to an area animal shelter, securing the household’s reunion with him later.
And so, with quite a lot of willpower and luck, the Urbáezes had been capable of relocate from Venezuela to a New York Metropolis shelter with out leaving Max behind. It ought to by no means have been this difficult, however we’re thrilled that they by no means faltered of their dedication to Max. Companion animals are important members of our households. We’re as vital to them as they’re to us. Leaving them behind for our personal security—alone, unhappy, afraid, and with out acquainted faces—is a alternative that people ought to by no means should face.
PETA Latino Helped Refugee Households Keep Collectively
Holding refugee households collectively is important work. Following studies that Mexico’s plan to evacuate its residents from war-torn Ukraine wouldn’t embody companion animals, PETA Latino rushed a letter to Overseas Secretary Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, urging him to rethink and permit animals to accompany their households—and it labored! Mexican residents fleeing the battle had been allowed to evacuate with their animal companions.
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