Paws in play: Moment dog interrupts Bolivian soccer match and runs around pitch before a player carries him off and adopts him
- A dog found a new home after Bolivian soccer player Raúl Castro adopted him
- The pooch interfered a match between The Strongest and Club Atlético Nacional Potosí in La Paz on Christmas Eve
- Television cameras showed the dog running around with a soccer cleat in his mouth before he stopped and laid down on the grass
- Castro, who plays for The Strongest, reached down and then carried him off the field to the sideline before the dog was transferred to a local shelter
- Castro told local media outlets that he decided to adopt the dog, which he has named Cachito
This is the moment an adorable dog interfered in a Bolivian soccer league match before being carried off by a player – who later decided to adopt him.
The mischievous dog wandered out to the pitch with a player’s cleat in his mouth and ran around in circles before play was halted in the second half.
Local broadcast cameras showed the playful dog lying on the grass as the players on both sides petted him.
A dog sneaked into a soccer pitch during a Bolivian league match on Christmas Eve and was adopted a few days later by one of the players
Raúl Castro, a player from The Strongest, a club in the Primera División de Bolivia club, adopted the playful dog and named him Cachito
The Strongest’s Raúl Castro then reached down and carried the canine over to the sideline.
According to local media outlets, the 31-year-old footballer warmed up to the dog and adopted him.
Shelter workers said the dog had been injured by a vehicle during an accident on December 18.
‘I got in contact with the shelter and told them that I will adopt him,’ Castro said. ‘He will be named Cachito, the name people gave him.’
Castro said he would be arranging to take Cachito home following his return from a road match in Santa Cruz on Thursday.
Cachito plays with a player’s soccer cleat after he interrupted a Bolivian league match on Christmas Eve
Raúl Castro carries off his new dog off the pitch after it interrupted a Bolivian league match on Christmas Eve