On the lush green countrysides of Costa Rica, a hero by the name of Lya Battle has devoted her life fighting for the dogs.
Lya Battle’s epic story was brought to LifeDaily’s attention by Great Big Story, a site for sharing the untold, overlooked, and flat-out amazing.
The story of Lya Battle and her strays does not fall short of outstanding. Battle is the founder and owner of a dog sanctuary in Costa Rica known as Territorio de Zaguates, or ‘Land of the Mutts.’ The haven is heaven to dogs without homes. Often, mutts are overlooked because of their lack of a breed. They are abandoned on the streets and left to fend for themselves.
These are the dogs who haven’t known a lot of love, yet they are always eager to find more. Battle and her dedicated team work tirelessly to ensure the animals are fed, groomed, and loved, which is no small feat when you have 700 hundred hungry mouths to feed. In fact, these pooches eat about $500 worth of food a day. They eat so much that Battle works a full-time job just to keep the animals fed and happy.
Battle said the sanctuary is a labor of love. “You can’t pay someone to care for an animal, truly,” she told the storytellers.
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