A dog who lost half of his face in Cairo, Egypt, was adopted by a family in Texas.
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According to The Dodo, the dog, named Anubis (after the Egyptian god of the afterlife) was attacked while trying to guard a piece of property.
“He barked and they cut his nose off,” Lauren Connelly with the Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation (SNARR) organization, told the website. SNARR posted photos of the dog and its rescue on Facebook, and they were shared by thousands.
After the incident, the owners left the dog out on the streets, and he was usually seen hiding under a car.
Workers with Egyptian rescue group Animal Protection Foundation eventually saw Anubis and decided to take the animal in. The dog was then given over to SNARR.
“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,” Connelly told the Dodo.
Eventually, a family took Anubis in El Paso, Texas.
“He kind of of eats upside down to compensate,” Connelly said.