Poor little guy. He was once a guard dog in Cairo, Egypt, until one night he barked at the wrong people, and they heartlessly cut off his nose. CUT OFF HIS NOSE! Can you imagine? He survived – just barely – and for years he haunted the city streets of Cairo, often seen curled up under a car, living in silent agony.
Finally, he came to the attention of SNARR (Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation)
“We’ve taken dozens of animals from them and brought them to the States, animals who otherwise would be in agony in a country that cannot care for them,” Lauren Connelly, a foster coordinator at the U.S.-based group, said.
From there, a virtual army of volunteers formed a relay of drivers from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Olney, Maryland, where the sweet little guy spent a week before being driven through stops in Tennessee, then Fort Worth, Texas.
And happily, at every stop there were people who wanted to hug and pet him…
… and give him food. Lots and lots of food…
“He kind of of eats upside down to compensate,” Connelly explains.
Now named Anubis (after the ancient Egyptian god of the underworld), he will be living with his foster family for as many as six months. But Connelly says they are so “head over heels for him,” there’s a good chance they will become his forever family. Besides, he’s already smitten with his new sister, another rescued dog, who just happens to be blind.
After living for so many years under cars on bustling, dangerous streets, Anubis is no longer a dog of the underworld. But a god of the couch. (via the Dodo)
Omg, he’s so cute!