A dog, “Leao”, sits for a second consecutive day, next to the grave of her owner, Cristina Maria Cesario Santana, who died in the week’s catastrophic landslides in Brazil, at the cemetery in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janiero, on Saturday. Brazilians Saturday braced for more rain, fearing further landslides after walls of muddy water tore through towns and claimed some 550 lives in the country’s worst flood disaster on record.
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;_; This is like Hachiko.
Use google translate if you don’t speak Portuguese (like me!) and check out this page for places you can donate. Caritas are appealing for donations, and you can contribute here. If you are Brazilian then you can donate to the Brazilian Red Cross plus there are a number of charity drop-boxes around.
I’ve looked around and there are very few ways of getting donations out to those suffering from the mudslides and flooding, so in all likelihood, they’re really receiving very little international help over there. Please give deep and spread the word!