The stray dogs in Sochi, Russia gained international fame when officials hired a private company to murder them before the games started. People immediately took action to save them, and American skier Gus Kenworthy said he was adopting four puppies. Now the players from the U.S. hockey team are taking in a few dogs.
Family hotel mascot! Couple stray dogs have been cleaned up and adopted by players. pic.twitter.com/uRXTlGALKI
— Ryan Miller (@RyanMiller3039) February 18, 2014
— Athletes For Animals (@A4A_org) February 18, 2014
Hey @guskenworthy wondering what vet you are working with in Sochi. A bunch of hockey guys would like to get some dogs back as well. Thanks!
— David Backes (@dbackes42) February 17, 2014
Backes is an animal rights activist and has a history of helping animals. Now he is happy to help these dogs in Sochi.
“They kind of were portrayed a little bit as rabid animals that were dangerous,” Team USA winger David Backes said. “I don’t know if anyone’s seen that out of those animals. I think you’ve seen a lot of friendly, smart street dogs that have perhaps have had a tough life and had to find ways to get food and shelter and water and all that good stuff.”
Can you imagine what the reactions of non-puppy adopters on planes back from Sochi are going to be like?