“Modern age Noel” ´s the name Ricardo Pimentel received after the world found out about his incredible act of kindness.
He has decided to shelter animals at his own house, in order to protect them from the Delta hurricane in Mexico´s Yucatan Peninsula. Ricardo managed to gather and accommodate around 300 dogs at his place.
Dozens of cats were kept in his son´s room while his daughter´s room worked as a refuge for chicks, bunnies and even one hedgehog. A flock of sheep was located on his patio.
Around October 6, 2020, Ricardo posted about an animal shelter he founded close to his house. He warned about the hurricane’s devastating powers, which might result in hunger. He said: “If I lived with just 10 or 20 dogs, I wouldn’t worry much, but here we have hundreds of animals and we can’t afford the luxury of not having enough food.”
Ricardo himself was unaware that his post went viral. People did not let him wait too long and soon enough they started sending to him financial aid, he managed to “raise” thousands of dollars.
The aftermath was predictable, smell inside and outside the house was very significant, but all the animals have survived the storm. Ricardo himself commented on this matter with the following: “It doesn’t matter if the house is dirty, it can be cleaned,” he says: “The things they broke can be fixed or bought again, but what’s beautiful is to see them happy, healthy and safe, without wounds and with the possibility of being adopted.”
His final thought about this event and what all of this became is “We would like to think that thanks to all this attention, somebody would like to be part of the story and say: ‘I adopted a dog saved from that famous Hurricane Delta.’”
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