The Andean bear, also known as the spectacled bear, is sometimes called the Paddington bear, after the fictional bear in children's books written by Michael Bond. The spectacled bear is the only bear species in South America, and its numbers are dwindling. In Peru, the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, has set aside land as a rescue center for the bears.
Hope For Paws received a text on their emergency line telling them that a person drove to a neighborhood, threw out three dogs as well as a bag of bread in order for them to "survive". It is clear that both females, Nessie and Dee-Dee recently had puppies, and the owner probably felt like he got what he needed from them and so he dumped them along with the boy, Charlie. After receiving medical care, the dogs continued on to their foster home with Shelter Hope Pet Shop, and they are now looking for their loving forever homes.