While protecting his owner’s property, this guard-dog barked loudly as a group of thieves tried to come too close. Unfortunately, those thugs got a hold of the poor dog and chopped off his nose…
Meet Anubis, the dog who, while trying to protect his owner’s property in Cairo Egypt, had his snout cut off by theives. “He barked, and they cut his nose off,” said Lauren Connelly of SNARR (Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation). After the thieves got a hold of Anubis, his nose was chopped off almost up to his eyes, leaving his lower jaw agape.
The wounded dog was named after the sacred animal-headed god Anubis, who is known as the guardian of the underworld in ancient Egyptian religion. This poor dog wandered the streets of Cairo, lost, broken and unwanted for many years.
He haunted the city streets, and was often seen curled up under cars, living in silent agony.
Fortunately, the Animal Protection Foundation, an organization that cares for thousands of downtrodden animals in Cairo took him in. Anubis was spotted online by an American couple who immediately wanted him. They wanted to give him another chance at life and a new beginning.
Then SNARR stepped in. “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, a foster coordinator at the U.S.-based group, said.
Anubis was given another chance at life and a new beginning.
Finally, there was virtually an army of volunteers working to help poor Anubis get to his new home. They formed a relay team of drivers from JFK International Airport in New York City all the way to Olney, Maryland, where Anubis spent a week before continuing on the relay to Tennessee, and then on to Fort Worth, Texas.
With an army of volunteers who had his back covered, Anubis looks forward to a whole new life.
Anubis’s traveled from Cairo to America. With the help and loving care of volunteers, Anubis’ wounded soul is healed. At almost every stop on his journey Anubis was welcomed with open arms and open hearts.
“He kind of eats upside down to compensate,” Connelly explains. He looks like he is enjoying his food!
Bringing joy to kids and grown-ups wherever he goes, people just love giving him food to eat, hugging and kissing him, because he is so special and has gone through so much.
Mr. and Mrs Declete say there was no way that they could have paid for Anubis’s transfer and journey if it wasn’t for the good people at SNARR.
Anubis will be living with his foster family for as long as six months initially. Connelly says they are already “head over heels for him.” They all get on like a house on fire, so there’s a good chance they will become his forever family. There is another factor in the mix too, he has a new friend, another rescue dog, who is blind.