A man is being credited for rescuing hundreds of animals just before a hurricane could strike the area.
Noah in the Bible saved hundreds of animals from death during the terrible flood by giving them shelter in the ark he built, and Ricardo Pimentel, the founder of Tierra de Animales a 10-acre rescue near Leona Vicario, Mexico, did exactly the same with the animals from the rescue he started by giving them shelter from Hurricane Delta in his own house.
Pimental scrambled to provide safety to the animals in their care, which included – 300 dogs, bunnies, chicks, cats, a hedgehog, and a flock of sheep. “When this hurricane is over, we’re going to need a lot of help to stock up on food and very likely to repair damage,” Tierra de Animales shared online. “Please consider donating to Land of Animals.”
Pimentel even had to open up his home for the animals to take shelter in during the Hurricane and said it was worth it. ”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,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter if the house is dirty, it can be cleaned,” he said. “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.”
The pictures of his house packed with animals of all kinds are trending on Facebook. “The hurricane has gone away, but it has left us with a lot of work and hundreds of animals to react, feed and keep in better condition,” the rescue shared, all help is welcome.”
“Our dear friend Leticia Alves will give us a hand from Playa del Carmen. If they wanted to and could send us donations for animals, we would greatly appreciate them!”
There was a big response from people who donated thousands of dollars to them for food and cleanup. The people around also came together to help clean up the place.
Pimentel is hoping for a positive effect from the whole situation as he says, “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,’” he said.