Unfortunately, starving street dogs are a common sight in Mexico, Camblor explained. Sometimes people "own" the dogs who wander the streets, but other times the dogs don't belong to anyone, and they're usually the ones who need the most help.
There was a market close to the trash pile, so Camblor and her team of volunteers asked some of the locals about the dog, whom they'd later name Don Felipe, to see if he belonged to anyone.
"They said that he was indeed homeless, and he'd been there for about a month, and that he was blind," Camblor said. "Everyone in the area knew him as the old, blind dog who lived in the trash pile."
Camblor had no idea if Don Felipe was friendly, so she cautiously approached him.