Animal squad, an initiative to protect animals and encourage road safety

One of the initiatives being promoted by the VíasChile Group is the Animal Squad, a project to rescue dogs abandoned on the toll roads and give them shelter until they can be placed with a family.

This initiative began eight years ago in conjunction with Corporación Mirada Animal, a non-profit association founded in 2014 to rescue, rehabilitate and give dogs in adoption that are just on the street or abandoned. Its shelter, located in the Municipality of Padre Hurtado, permanently houses around 130 dogs.

Motivated by the agreement to save animals abandoned on the toll roads and keep them from being hit or causing accidents (according to figures of CONASET and the Chilean Police Force, 422 traffic accidents were caused by animals on the road), they have been able to rescue, rehabilitate, and relocate tens of animals.