Stray Blog
If you have adopted a rescue dog you will enjoy the Stray Blog!  Recent posts give interesting descriptions of dog rescue in Argentina.

                    Founder: Joseph Liseno

   Quick bio:

     - School Counselor in Western Mass

     - Fluent in Spanish

     - MS in Counseling

     - MA in International Affairs (Latin America Studies)

     - Return Peace Corps Volunteer (Bolivia 1997-2000)

     - Nidan - Uechi Ryu Karate

Recent Posts

July 25, 2018

As I get off the plane and moved quickly with the crowd toward customs I notice "I'm cold" and think "Maybe shorts weren't a good idea." The guy in the glass box at Migrations was "tranquilo" and the encounter took all of one minute.  He asked me where I was staying an...

July 18, 2018

I arrived back in Boston on the morning of July 12, 2018 after spending 10 days with Cintia Salazar Juarez, founder of a dog shelter called “Refugio Zoobrevivientes” in Merlo, Argentina located some 50 minutes from the Buenos Aires city center.  I have a lot I want to...

June 28, 2018

If you do what any sane person would do, at this point you would check out YouTube to see how other people are building inexpensive dog wheelchairs.  In the world of DIY dog wheelchairs, PVC is king because it is super easy to size, cut and fit together besides being d...

June 19, 2018

 So, I have been busy hunting down different braces and parts that look like they might work to create a dog wheelchair.  With around 20 days left before heading to Buenos Aires, I need a breakthrough and I thought I had one when I came across a 3D printed dog wheelcha...

May 31, 2018

About a month ago I bought my ticket to Buenos Aires to volunteer with Cintia Salazar and others who are bettering the lives of dogs in that city.  Along with volunteering, my plan is to take video for a short documentary and do research for a book.  The thing is, I do...

¡Imagina presenciar un crucero de la policía atropellando a un perro sin siquiera detenerse! Esto sería insondable aquí en el Valle Feliz de Massachusetts, pero otros lugares tienen muchos perros desechables y autoridades a las que no les importan los fondos para los a...

Imagine witnessing a police cruiser running over a dog without even stopping!  This would be unfathomable here in the Happy Valley of Massachusetts but other places have lots of disposable dogs and authorities that do not care about or put funds towards animals.  When...

March 13, 2018

Sheryl Blancato, founder and Executive Director of Second Chance, says that demand for subsidized veterinary care has been increasing.   To keep pace, Blancato’s organization recently purchased a building on Mulberry Street in Springfield, located up the street from Mi...

January 12, 2018

A Stray Toon in honor of Service Animals

One day Colleen Campbell, who has trained horses to ride for twenty years, started thinking: Why not take dogs and horses that otherwise would be euthanized and retrain them for service to help people live fuller lives?   With a...

November 12, 2017

Earlier this year I wrote a blog post about Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control in Springfield, Mass.  When I visited T.J.O. for the post, I learned a lot about services they provide but I left with unanswered questions: Who was Thomas J. O’Connor and why did Hampden Cou...

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