Man Imitates 101 Dalmatians in Real Life

After watching the classic cartoon 101 Dalmatians, Nelson Vergara of Santiago, Chile, was inspired to take care of the city's abandoned dogs.

So far, he's rescued 42 Dalmatians. According to the AP, there are millions of stray dogs in Chile, because dog owners rarely spay or neuter their pets and they often leave them outside when they go to work.

You may call Vergara, whose neighbors call the "Dalmatian Man," a hero for saving stray dogs, but his neighbors consider him a nuisance. The man gets into constant trouble with the authorities because of complaints of foul smell coming from his yard. He has been threatened with evition by municipal officials.

Vergara said that he's only trying to help, according to Oddity Central. "I wanted to help - not just the Dalmatians but all dogs, because in Chile we need a solution to the canine problem. Every day you see news of abandoned dogs roaming, but no one does anything about it. If we had a shelter, we wouldn't have these kinds of problems." Vergara, who is unemployed, relies on donations to feed and take care of his dogs.

The solution, of course, is simple, as pointed out by Cruella de Vil in the movie: skin some to raise money to save the others!

(Photo: El Mercurio and El Salvador - via Oddity Central)

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