|A healthy-looking street dog fending for itself|
I asked my son in law why the street dogs here are so placid. He said, "Because if not, they are killed. Cops go around regularly kicking and beating the dogs. They often put poison in the gutters to keep them under control."
Nearly everyone keeps at least one or more dogs as pets, and these are the ones barking at passersby from behind the safety of a gate.
Many churches in the United States sponsor service missions to help the people of Guatemala. I think it's time someone comes over and helps the dogs! But then again, take another look at the dog in the photo. He looks like he's doing just fine.