Despite the advice to leave pets at home, many romeros decided to take them along during the pilgramage walk, forcing the National Animal Health Service (Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal – Senasa) to attend to 16 dogs during the pilgrimage from Thursday morning to Friday afternoon.
One unfortunate dog that had to be detained was abandonded and unable to walk. The rest of the animals attended to were able to complete the walk with their owners.
Animal Rescue said they found the dog walking the side of the road, abandoned by its owner and with an injury to a leg.
Last year, Senasa said it attended to at least 40 animals abandonded during the pilgrimage.