The dog of Morro Castle

havana-live-aniplantHAVANA, may 26th  This is one of those stories that just made me cry. Not out of sadness but relief and happiness.

This is Macho’s story
Aniplant had recieved pleas to help a dog on Morro Castle. This is located across a canal from Havana. Not easy accessible if you do not drive then you have to take the boat across. A lovely lady named Ruth reached out to Aniplant about 8 mths ago wanting to know what we could do for Macho. She was one of a few people asking to help him. However Ruth wanted to donate to save him to ensure we could look after Macho.
Aniplant’s team would visit the castle every few days with food and water and apply medications. They also had a few artisans who work around the Fort watch out for Macho and do daily feedings in between their visits.

At this point it was difficult for many reasons to remove and take Macho off the Castle due to where he was and because of transportation. He was also no way having anything to do with getting inside of a crate. It was also a good hike to carry a crate with him in it.. down from the top of the Fort.

Macho’s Rescue:
Aniplants team went to the Castle on May 14th. Prepared to rescue him and take him to safety where he can finally recieve medical care. When they arrived they seen one of the Guards kick at Macho and they yelled at him “We are animal proctectors and we will report you” . He took off his badge. They were extremely upset however they carried forward to help Macho. It was a feat in itself to try and corner Macho enough to get him into a crate.
The Fort is very large area but they finally cornered Macho and to help him into the crate they covered his head with a towel and coaxed him into the Crate. Aniplants team then loaded him into the truck and finally brought him to safety at the Headquaters.
Please enjoy the photos and now you can see his cute lil face with hope in his eyes!
Muchas Gracias Aniplant Team!13244784_495004317353096_2987947967745657836_n 13174013_495004384019756_4543075341710943823_n12036489_495004417353086_7170997068168677688_nPhotos Aniplant