Stray Schnauzer Dog is Welcomed as Bolivian Monastery’s Newest Monk

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There is something exciting about the newest member of St Francis Monastery in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The new member is no other than Man’s Best Friend – A Dog!

Local Monks rescued the stray pup named Carmelo from the streets. He was brought into the monastery and welcomed into the fold. The Church even gave him a formal title of Friar Bigotón meaning “mustache” in Spanish. What’s even more interesting is that the dog has a Franciscan Habit to wear as he walks around his new home.

Image Source: picture: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń

Far from his past rough life, Carmelo now spends his day frolicking in the monastery. He can be seen playing with the monks and preaching to the fishes in the monastery’s pond!

Image Source: picture: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń

Image Source: picture: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń

Carmelo has brought a lot of joy to the monks and they hope his story inspires other monasteries to adopt animals in need of homes. They are working on a mission spearheaded by Proyecto Narices Frías (Cold Nose Project), a local animal rescue group, to inspire other monasteries to adopt the homeless and helpless pets.

Image Source: picture: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń

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