San Jose, Costa Rica : “Territorio de Zaguates” (Land of the Strays) – is a no-kill shelter located in Costa Rica that is considered to be one of the best places on the planet for a dog to live as a refuge for more than 700 stray dogs, providing them with the best quality of life that these animals deserve.
The documentaries S.A.V.E. and Voices From the Abyss created this campaign for TERRITORY OF ZAGUATES to raise money to help create a drainage system in the hostel for all animal waste.
You have to be forgiven for considering this position used to be paradise…This Beautiful Sanctuary In Costa Rica Is The Best Place In The World For Stray Dogs To Live In.
In 2006 Battle Lya and her husband Álvaro Saumet decided to save the lives of hundreds of stray animals and providing them with food, medical care and a home among the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica, is fighting the mutt stigma by naming unique new “breeds” based on the lineage of the homeless dogs they save. The result is hundreds of happy endings…
According to their website, “Zaguates territory is a “No-Kill Shelter,” a doglike sanctuary where we do not believe in euthanasia as a solution to the problem of abandoned dogs in Costa Rica.”
“Our mission is to find a home for all dogs that are in our care. We are a temporary home for hundreds of dogs looking for a second chance, and we are also the permanent home of many others who may never find their own family”