Gravatá, Brazil, is a city where there are too many stray dogs in desperate need of a forever home. Kind-hearted Father João Paulo Araujo Gomes, who is the head of the parish of Santana, brings in these stray dogs into the mass on Sundays, in hopes families will provide them with a forever home.
Father João, explained to Metro how this operation all began with an offering of cookies one day. Father João left them out in mass, and they were quickly taken by the attendees. Then he thought of an idea when he came across a dog kennel with 96 dogs.
"Then I began to bring the dogs to mass, with the same hopes of giving them away. In six months, I finished this process. All dogs were adopted. Now I work with street dogs. They sometimes come into the church looking for food and water."