A crescendo of barks greeted a vehicle that recently pulled up to the Montego Bay Animal Haven in Jamaica. Penned dogs — 147 of them — were tipped off it was time for their morning walk. They leapt at the chain link fence, tails wagging, then surged in joyous waves through a gate. Dog-loving visitors, in expendable clothing, climbed out of the van to welcome the onslaught with laughter, no fear.

"Hiking with the Hooligans" began as a tourist activity in January, a raucous way to enjoy Jamaica's hilly countryside flush with ackee, guava, mango and papaya trees. There are

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