BREAKING: Nation's Capital Welcomes 10 Dogs from Sochi
By: Betty Chu
UPDATE, Friday, March 28: The dogs arrived at WARL's Northwest D.C. facilities and are comfortably settling in. Watch a video of their sweet welcome to their new home country. добро пожаловать — welcome to America, puppies! We love you!
UPDATE, March 27, 7:30 p.m. ET: 10 dogs rescued from Sochi arrived at WARL's facilities in Washington, D.C., thanks to support from U.S. Olympians. Watch the report from NBC Washington below.
March 27, 2 p.m. ET — So, what's become of stray dogs displaced from the Winter Olympics in Sochi? Well, some of the lucky pups are en route to our nation's capital — as you read this!
The Washington Animal Rescue League (that's right — home to our own APL!ve Puppy Cam) is partnering with Humane Society International/Humane Society of United States (HSI/HSUS) to bring rescued dogs from Sochi, Russia, stateside.
The dogs are scheduled to arrive at the shelter this evening at 6 p.m. ET. Stay tuned for updates!
In the meantime, read the original post about the dogs of Sochi >>
Gus Kenworthy, Olympic skier, thought to send dogs overseas and pushed the idea forward. Thanks, Gus! You're our hero — in SO MANY ways!
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