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Students help homeless dogs get noticed in unique way (VIDEO)

Custom_sam_sheepdog_300_thumb By Martha | August 30, 2013 | Comments (5)

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Two students in Santiago, Chile set out to make the stray dogs wandering the city streets more visible. Called "Estoy Aquí" (translated into "I Am Here"), the campaign was an urban intervention created by Violeta Caro Pinda and Felipe Carrasco Guzmán.

They loosely placed balloons around the dog's necks and wrote phrases on the balloons like "Play With Me" and "Do Not Mistreat Me" to help raise awareness. The simple gesture brought attention to the homeless animals who walk among us, but are often ignored. 

The balloons were removed after filming this campaign, which touched the hearts of animal lovers around the world.

 

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Comments on this Article

Beautiful story. It gives me hope.
Brought tears to my eyes - your word capture the essence of what life must feel like for these poor babies
You may, and yes, that's all me.
Darrin, did you write that? May I quote you if I give you credit for those beautiful words? I'm touched
Forgotten hearts. Is this the way it's supposed to be, a world that does not care for me. I live in a world I don't understand, is it me that's done wrong, is it me that's been bad. The cold the wet the drenching rain, the freezing wind that stabs with pain. Sometimes monsters come in the night, forcing me to fight for my life. I'll know in my heart when I've been punished enough, an angel will come and reach out with love. They'll show me a world we can all understand and take me home with loving hands. So if you see me wandering the night, please be kind and understand. I'm waiting for an angel to rescue me, while I serve my sentence in the world of man.
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