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27 Mar

BREAKING: Nation's Capital Welcomes 10 Dogs from Sochi

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 >>

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Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Gus Kenworthy, Olympic skier, thought to send dogs overseas and pushed the idea forward.  Thanks, Gus! You're our hero — in SO MANY ways!

 

Related Links
* Watch the Pit Bulls & Parolees team's rescue efforts in New Orleans >>
* Best Moments from Season 5 of Pit Bulls & Parolees >>
* Go behind the scenes with Pit Bulls & Parolees Producer's Takes >>

 

 

 


Betty Chu is a Digital Media Executive Producer for AnimalPlanet.com. Follow her on Twitter @beddychew or Facebook.

 

 

 

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