We see stories of dog loyalty everywhere, but this test can be twofold. A 65-year-old homeless woman was seen on the streets of Tijuana, Mexico, hiding in a black plastic bag from the rain and cold. It turned out that the large garbage bag was a makeshift shelter for her and the six dogs she was caring for her. Luz María Olmedo Beltrán, known as “Chole”, has lived on the street for 8 years, but although her life is cruel to her, she cares more for the welfare of her dogs than for her own. They provide you with protection, warmth, and most importantly, love and companionship.
The shocking scene, captured through the lens of photographer Omar Camarillo, broke hearts online not only because of the unimaginable conditions in which an older woman must live, but as a testimony given by those who least are the greatest example of unconditional love. and compassion.
65-year-old homeless woman was spotted in a garbage bag with 6 dogs on the streets of Tijuana
For half an hour, the local police desperately tried to convince “Chole” to go to a shelter, but she refused
The police officers spent half an hour trying to persuade the woman to accept their help and stay at a shelter, but she burst into tears as she didn’t want to leave her faithful companions behind. The animals are not allowed at the shelter, so she chooses to stay outside no matter what.
“Chole,” who has been living on the streets for 8 years, prefers to stay outside with her dogs because animals are not allowed at the shelter
The woman was scared the dogs would be left all alone if she had been taken to a shelter. “I don’t want to go, I don’t need help, I’m fine here,” she said to the police. “Chole” couldn’t abandon her 6 loyal companions, one of which was about to give birth. After all, they only had each other.
The police couldn’t leave her in cold and dangerous conditions and finally managed to convince her to find shelter for the night
Apparently, “Chole” spent the night at her son’s place, but was back on the streets the next day
After the heartbreaking story went viral, a kind local woman decided to help “Chole”
After reading the story, Alejandra Cordova Castro was deeply touched and decided to help “Chole” with what she and the dogs need the most: water, food, blankets, socks, etc. It’s a simple, kind gesture that doesn’t cost much, but means the world to the elderly woman trying to survive in her harsh reality.
The story got a lot of attention online, but Alejandra was actually the first one to help, and she encourages others to do the same
Alejandra Cordova Castro posted about her good deed on her Facebook not to get attention, but to encourage people who are around to contribute with whatever they can and even offered to help transport it. “Chole” can be found between Constitución street and Baja California in Tijuana.
“She said thank you so many times that she made me cry,” Alejandra said.
“Chole” now stays at the shelter for 50 pesos a day. It’s in a very bad condition, but at least her furry family is together
“I was shocked by the conditions in which the woman lives. I was able to realize that ‘La Chole’ has a great heart because she helps animals despite having many shortcomings,” photographer Omar Camarillo told Bored Panda.
Despite life treating her harshly, “Chole” has a kind heart and hopes the government donates a place for her so that she can rescue even more dogs