A dog’s life changed forever after some heartless people maimed him for doing what canines are supposed to do.
An Egyptian street dog named Anubis was barking to ward off trespassers in his territory when someone got annoyed by the sound and decided to cut off the dog’s muzzle, leaving his tongue and teeth exposed.
Fortunately, the mutt survived this horrible incident, but he spent his life homeless and rummaging for scraps. He had to re-learn how to eat by using his tongue to scoop food into his mouth. Because of this, his teeth had worn down to mere stumps.
The Animal Protection Foundation, an animal rescue organization from Egypt, heard of the dog’s plight and contacted the Kansas-based Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation (SNARR) for help.
Of course, SNARR could not refuse, so they set up a plan to transport Anubis from Cairo to a foster family in El Paso, Texas.
The Egyptian street dog, who was approximately five to nine years old when he was rescued, first landed on American soil via John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Afterward, rescuers drove him to Maryland to receive the medical care he urgently needed.
SNARR posted openings for volunteers willing to participate in a relay chain to drive Anubis starting from Olney, Maryland until he reached his foster home. Luckily, many people were eager to help the maimed dog, and they quickly filled all 25 legs of the journey.
After a few days, Anubis finally arrived in El Paso to stay with his long-term foster parents, Katiria Declet and Wes Reed, and their other rescue dogs.
SNARR put Anubis up for adoption, and after several months and a ten-hour drive, he went to his forever home in Springs, Texas with Kelly Hutson.
Kelly says Anubis is perfectly healthy despite his condition. The sweet, loving dog surprisingly likes being with people despite the cruelty he has endured in the past.
She also shares that he can eat his food just fine—if a bit messier than most dogs!
Credit: Anubis – The Road to Happiness on Facebook