Three puppies, instead of one, are now all safe after their arrival at JFK International Airport on Saturday. Egypt Air Flight 985 brought Sokara, and two other pups from Cairo; all rescued from horrible fates, ready to begin their healing processes and new lives; the way dogs are supposed to live and be treated.
Sokara, a sweet mixed breed had been found severely undernourished roaming the side of a lake with two broken legs. Fortunately she was rescued by Mervat Said of Poor Egyption Cats for Adoption. (misspelled on purpose)
Sokara is now with her new human companion in Boston.
Originally a woman from South Florida had promised to adopt the dog, but a family crisis forced her to back out. A social media campaign to find a suitable home for the dog brought in numerous offers of adoption.
The two other puppies that arrived were malnourished, dehydrated, and full of worms. One pup needed to receive a blood transfusion, however their prognosis for recovery is optimistic at this time. The pups are under the supervision of Robin Urman of Pet ResQ
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Tragically, life for abandoned dogs and cats in Egypt is extremely treacherous. Without regard for the value of life, animals are poisoned, kicked, beaten, and shot.
According to Mervat Said, the puppies saved just a week ago,
"were going to be burned by an extreme radical group in Tahrir today in the clashes between them and the Egyptian army. Ten cruel bearded mean gathered more than 20 puppies and start pouring gasoline on them and throw them at the army. I am sorry I did not realise (sp) that these flying fire balls were puppies that used as a weapon. I only could save these two puppies.... As we know, animals are seen like dirty and pieces of trash in Egypt. I am so happy these poor souls will get a chance of life. Thank you Robyn Urman."
Rest in peace to the innocent puppies who died such egregious deaths.
Welcome to America little pooches. May your lives prosper and provide inspiration for all animals.
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