In early December I posted a story about Angel – a dog rescued from the streets of Cairo, Egypt who found his forever home in Atlanta before the holidays. Click here to read Angel’s story.
Gordy is another rescue dog from Cairo who is hoping to find his forever home in 2013.
Gordy was abandoned by his family in front of a bank in Cairo. He stayed in the same place for five days waiting for them to come back for him. He was fed by Egyptian soldiers and eventually rescued by The Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals (ESMA).
ESMA took great care of Gordy until he took his amazing journey to the United States in October 2012. Tanya Mahrous Tobias (founder/owner of Second Life Upscale Retail in Avondale Estates – a popular resale store that benefits local animal rescue groups) was visiting ESMA and made the decision to bring both Gordy and Angel back home with her to Atlanta. Tanya believes that “rescue has no boundaries” and says that if she can make a difference in the life of an animal she will – regardless of where it was born.
The following is a description of Gordy provided by Tanya:
“Gordy is a goofy, big teddy bear whose silly personality just makes you smile. He is 4-year old husky/shepherd mix who just wants to be near people. His tail is always wagging and he has one of those faces that you just want to squeeze. His front right paw is a bit deformed but it doesn't slow him down. He didn't seem too interested in the cats so we think he'd be fine sharing a home with cats. He absolutely loves the car and walks. He is great with other dogs and would love a home where he can finally have the life he deserves.”
Gordy is an amazing dog who deserves a great life. Royal Potcake Rescue, a local rescue organization that rescues Royal Bahamian Potcake dogs from the Great Abacos Islands in the Bahamas, is helping with the adoption process and care of Gordy. Click here if you are interested in adopting Gordy.
About ESMA (from their website)
"The Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals (ESMA) was formed in 2007 and is a registered Egyptian NGO (No. 3059/2007). ESMA actively works to improve animal welfare in Egypt for all animals, including dogs and cats, working animals, wildlife, animals in public and private zoos, animals sold in pet shops and at live animal markets, and all animals slaughtered for food. ESMA operates two no-kill shelters and adoption centers, and is also involved in ongoing campaigns, initiatives, and advocacy activities to promote animal welfare in Egypt."