Parque del Perro – Cali, Colombia - Atlas Obscura

Parque del Perro

This statue pays homage to a group of kids's childhood companion who once called the park home.  

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Surrounded by several restaurants and stores resides a little dog park home to a statue with an interesting history.

According to local legend, the dog immortalized here was named Teddy. During the 1950s, a group of kids would often meet in the park to play with Teddy who called the park home. One day, the kids arrived at the park to find their beloved k-9 poisoned. According to the tale, Teddy bit one of the boys and was poisoned out of revenge

Eventually, one of those kids, Víctor Alberto Delgado Mallarino, became the Director of National Police. During the 1970s, he wanted to commemorate the good times he had with his childhood companion and had the statue erected in his honor.

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