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Over 550 Dogs and 100 Cats in One House

More than 550 dogs and 100 cats have been housed for the past three years on a small residential property on Merced Hill in the Chilean coastal city of Valparaíso. Neighbors have complained incessantly about the putrid smells and unsanitary conditions that impact the surrounding residential area.

Marina González Becker, an English professor at a local university, and Estratia Gambrulis, an attorney, are the owners of the residential animal shelter. Both are strongly opposed to euthanizing the animals unless it is absolutely justified. "We believe education and sterilization of the animals is the proper way of dealing with the situation," González said.

Valparaíso, the principal port city in Chile, is infamous for the number of stray dogs living on its streets. González and Gambrulis accept almost any animal that comes off the street, and city dwellers often tie dogs to posts o

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Added: Nov-27-2008 
By: WesKimbell
Tags: dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, obama, cnn, rescue, shelter, valparaiso, vina del mar, chile
Location: Valparaso, Valparaiso, Chile (load item map)
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