On its second day of operation in Haiti, the ARCH (Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti) field team traveled South of Port-au-Prince to the towns of Leogane and Jacmel. Unlike the capital city, these two rural areas have many farm animals.
On the way, the team encountered goats, pigs and dogs near a fruit and vegetable market set-up on the side of a dirt road, rummaging in the garbage for whatever food they could find.
Roaming and “community” dogs abound in Jacmel.
In Leogane, the team found more chickens, more dogs, all searching for food. A couple of stray dogs had latched on to certain people. They followed them from one place to the other, scared and nervous but hoping that they could find a family to belong to.