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Nelson Vergara And His 42 Dalmatians
After watching the 1996 Disney movie "101 Dalmatians," Nelson Vergara began fantasizing about rescuing and taking care of as many dogs as possible. Today, 42 Dalmatians live in the backyard of his modest home on the outskirts of the Chilean capital.
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In this Oct. 7, 2013 photo, Nestor Vergara, 55, known to many people as the "Dalmatian Man," pets two of his 42 dogs in front of his home in Padre Hurtado, a town on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile. Vergaras love for Dalmatians goes beyond his home. He drives a white van painted in black spots pictured in the background. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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In this photo Oct. 7, 2013 photo, Nestor Vergara, 55, holds one of his Dalmatians in his backyard, in Padre Hurtado, a town on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile. After watching the 1996 Disney movie 101 Dalmatians, Vergara began fantasizing about rescuing and taking care of as many dogs as possible. Today, 42 Dalmatians live in the backyard of his modest home. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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In this Oct. 7, 2013 photo, Nestor Vergara, 55, known to many people as the Dalmatian man, stands in his yard, in a town called Padre Hurtado, on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile. After watching the 1996 Disney movie 101 Dalmatians, Vergara began fantasizing about rescuing and taking care of as many dogs as possible. Today, 42 Dalmatians live in the backyard of his modest home. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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In this Oct. 7, 2013 photo, Nestor Vergara, 55, pets one of his 42 Dalmatians in the backyard of his modest home, in Padre Hurtado, a town on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile. His neighbors constantly complain about the foul smell coming from his yard, and municipal officials have threatened to evict him by the end of the month. Vergara says he only wants to set an example and raise consciousness so other Chileans can help in saving the growing number of stray dogs. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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In this Oct. 7, 2013 photo, a kennel of dogs look out from behind the gate of Nestor Vergara's backyard, in Padre Hurtado, a town on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile. Some of the 42 dogs Vergara rescued from the street suffer from malnutrition, and the unemployed dog lover, known to many people as the Dalmatian Man, mostly feeds them through donations. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

Nelson Vergara And His 42 Dalmatians

After watching the 1996 Disney movie "101 Dalmatians," Nelson Vergara began fantasizing about rescuing and taking care of as many dogs as possible. Today, 42 Dalmatians live in the backyard of his modest home on the outskirts of the Chilean capital.

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