Everyone would choose a comfortable place to sleep in rather than be on the streets, but that was not the case for a 65-year-old woman in Mexico – Luz Maria Olmedo Beltran or Chole for short. She had been a homeless woman for eight years already because even though shelters were ready to accommodate her, her dogs were not allowed entry. That explained why she was living in a plastic trash bag with them in the streets of Tijuana. Leaving them behind simply was not an option for her.
Omar Camarillo, a local photographer, spotted Chole and her six dogs hiding inside the waste bin during heavy rain. He took photos of that moment and immediately posted them on his social media account. He shared that authorities were pressuring her to go to the shelter, so she feared being arrested and departed from her dogs. Because of that, Chole told them she would be staying with her son for the night.
Just when the officials thought they succeeded in making Chole find a shelter, she got found back on the streets the next day. She just would not let anyone get in her way of taking care of her dogs.
The post that Camarillo shared made rounds online that was why a young animal-lover, namely Alejandra Cordova Castro, reached out to Chole. She went to her to give her some essentials like blankets, socks, food, and water. She also learned that one of her dogs had just given birth, so she decided to post the situation online as well, hoping that other people would lend a helping hand to Chole and her dogs.
Castro shared that Chole was extending her gratitude to everyone who helped her, but the sad part was, she was still on the streets. Chole was not losing hope that someday, she would find a home where she could stay with her dogs.
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