In 2016, I started to take care of a stray dog that was left for dead in Chontal. I named her Ven, which means "come" in Spanish, because that is how I called her. I fed her and she got over her skin-and-bones appearance, but she had scabies. I got some medication from her in Quito, but it didn't work. Finally, I got one of the neighbors to give her an injection of what they use on their animals in their farm, and after a week or so, it worked! Ven found a permanent home in the village next door and currently lives there.