Latin America

Street dogs, unwanted in Mexico, find a new home in Canada

The innovative 'Backstreet Dogs' NGO is attempting to match stray dogs from Mexico with prospective Canadian pet owners.

Mexico has a serious overpopulation of street dogs, a problem that repeated sterilization campaigns have not been able to fix.

Millions of homeless canines roam the streets of the Latin American nation.

But now comes a radical new idea - an international refugee program for pets.

Al Jazeera's John Holman reports from Puebla, Mexico.