As the dangerous Hurricane Delta closed in on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Ricardo Pimentel opened his home — to about 300 dogs.
There were plenty of other critters too: Dozens of cats were harbored in his son’s room; his daughter’s room served as a refuge for chicks, bunnies and even a hedgehog; a patio became a haven for a flock of sheep.
Not surprisingly, the house smelled terrible, he says. But it was worth it: All survived the storm.
“It doesn’t matter if the house is dirty, it can be cleaned . . .