Monks at a monastery in Cochabamba, Bolivia introduced the world to its newest member – Friar Bigotón, a furry pup.
Friar Bigotón – meaning “mustache” in Spanish – lived as a stray dog before the brothers at the Franciscan monastery adopted him from a local animal rescue organization, Proyecto Narices Frías.
The animal rescue group hopes Friar Bigotón’s story will inspire more monasteries to adopt to open their doors to rescued dogs.
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“If all the churches in our country would take just a puppy,” the group posted on Facebook, “we are sure that parishioners will follow her example.”
Friar Bigotón was introduced to the world in a Facebook post that has since been shared over 38,000 times.