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By Candy Pilar Godoy, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Torrential rain and landslides devastated the mountainous region known as Região Serrana in the State of Rio de Janeiro in January 2011, creating the worst natural disaster in Brazil’s history. Still recovering, as of late March, 916 bodies have been recovered, 345 people remain missing, and thousands more are homeless.

Yet humans were not the only ones affected by the heavy rainfall. Thousands of animals, mostly dogs and cats, were left . . .

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