In Cairo, Egypt, Anubis was just doing his duty as a guard dog when he was brutally attacked and left disabled. The dog had been barking and chasing away strangers who approached his owner’s property when he was mutilated by people who were afraid of him. They cut off part of his upper snout, leaving him unable to bark and in constant pain. The once strong and proud Anubis was now a shadow of his former self, struggling to survive on the streets of Cairo.
For years, people saw Anubis roaming the city, with his disfigured face and missing upper jaw. He struggled to find food and water, and it was clear that he was in need of help. Animal welfare organizations, including the local Animal Protection Foundation and SNARR, a group that helps animals reintegrate into life, stepped in to demand justice for Anubis.
Anubis was rescued and brought to the United States with the help of many animal-loving volunteers. He was cared for and protected all the way from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Olney, Maryland, where he rested for about a week before continuing on to Tennessee and Fort Worth, Texas. At each stop, people took turns caring for Anubis, showing him the love and kindness he had been denied for so long.
Finally, in El Paso, Texas, Anubis found a new family. The family agreed to care for him for six months, but it quickly became clear that Anubis had found his forever home. He bonded with his new family, including a blind dog brought home by the family, and became an adorable little boy rolling around on the sofa.
Anubis’s story is heartbreaking, but it also highlights the importance of animal welfare organizations and the need for people to speak up for animals who cannot speak for themselves. It is a reminder that all animals deserve love and compassion, and that even the bravest of guard dogs can become helpless victims of human cruelty.
Anubis’s story also raises questions about the treatment of animals in Egypt and other countries around the world. While there are many organizations working to protect animals in these countries, there is still much work to be done. Animal abuse and neglect are still far too common, and it is up to all of us to speak out against it and demand change.
In the end, Anubis’s journey to his new home in the United States was a long and difficult one, but it also showed the power of love and compassion. It reminded us that even the most broken and damaged animals can be healed with the right care and attention. Anubis may have lost half of his mouth for protecting his owner, but he has gained a new family and a new life filled with love and happiness.