palomino animal soul, colombia 2019 

When I continued with my project  portraits of artists and musicians in Colombia I found the beautiful couple Karina and Alejandro in Palomino at the Caribbean Coast. Their project palomino animal soul is a shelter where they provide 15 streetdogs and 8 cats with food, medicine and all their love!!! They organize doggy picnics with tourists and take them and the dogs for long walks by the beach which is lots of fun for the dogs and the tourists! I decided to make a little story about their project and shared lots of beautiful, but also very sad moments.

In the time during my stay I witnessed the case of Peter. Some cruel people threw boiled water on his back. When Karina and Alejandro found him the huge wound was already infected and the dog totally terrified. They tried everything, but in the end Peter didn`t survive, which has been very sad! In Palomino there is no vet and so it´s not easy to provide the animals with all the medicine they need and everything is very expensive. Another dog got hit by a car, but with their help and lots of patience he could walk again after some weeks.

Karina and Alejandro give all their time and love to the animals, but they need financial support to be able to continue with „Animal Soul“. I thought maybe I can help them with my pictures, because it´s a beautiful project and I saw that the animals are living happily all together.

Karina, Alejandro and the dogs on their way to the doggy picnic

Karina, Alejandro and the dogs on their way to the doggy picnic

doggy picnic

doggy picnic

every tourist takes care of one dog for the walk

every tourist takes care of one dog for the walk

happy doggy time

happy doggy time

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happy doggy time

happy doggy time

happy doggy time

happy doggy time

happy doggy time

happy doggy time

on the way back to the shelter

on the way back to the shelter

Karina and Alejandro - founder of Palomino Animal Soul

Karina and Alejandro - founder of Palomino Animal Soul

time for food

time for food

time for food

time for food

Alejandro is teaching the children how to treat animals with respect and love

Alejandro is teaching the children how to treat animals with respect and love

the shelter Palomino Animal Soul

the shelter Palomino Animal Soul

the sad story of Peter

the sad story of Peter

the shelter Palomino Animal Soul

the shelter Palomino Animal Soul

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