He Finally Has A Family That Wants To Make Up For Everything He Lost

He finally has a family that wants to make up for everything he lost.

As miserable as this dog’s job was guarding a property in Cairo, he took it seriously.

So when people got too close to the property he was guarding, he did what he was supposed to do, what all dogs do.

“He barked and they cut off his nose,” Lauren Connelly of Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation (SNARR) told The Dodo.

For the dog, who would eventually be named Anubis, after the ancient Egyptian god of the underworld, this meant unemployment.

So for years he haunted the city streets, often seen cowering under a car, living in silent agony.

But others would become her voice. First, it was a local organization, the Animal Welfare Foundation, an organization that cares for thousands of oppressed animals in the country.

Then it was SNARR’s turn.

“We took dozens of animals from them and brought them to the U.S., animals that would otherwise be dying in a country that can’t care for them,” said Connelly, intake coordinator for the U.S.-based organization.

Finally, a virtual army of volunteers formed a relay of drivers from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Olney, Maryland, where Anubis spent a week before making stops in Tennessee and then Fort Worth, Texas.

To Anubis, it could have been like his own journey into the underworld. Except that there was love at every stop.

And food, of course. Lots of food.

“He kind of eats backwards to compensate,” Connelly explains.

And his final destination, a long-term foster home in El Paso, Texas, is closer to heaven.

Anubis will live with his foster family for up to six months. But Connelly says they are so “crazy about him” that there is a good chance they will become his forever family. Besides, he’s already smitten with his new sister, another rescued dog, who happens to be blind.

After so many years of living under cars in busy and dangerous streets, Anubis is no longer a dog of the underworld. But a god of the couch.

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