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Territorio de Zaguates (Land of Strays) in Alajuela, Costa Rica

Over one million stray dogs roam Costa Rica. This is both unsafe for humans and the dogs, and the numbers tick higher and higher every day. The country has criminalized euthanasia, opting to simply spay and neuter dogs instead. Many street dogs are taken into shelters and adopted out, but purebred dogs are considerably more likely to be adopted than mutts. One rescue is different—up in the mountains, Territorio de Zaguates celebrates the unique mix of each dog it takes in.
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