Personally Wiley and I were extremely disappointed with everything we heard about Russia leading up to the games, beginning with their treatment of the GLBT community, continuing through the exploitation of the people and resources of various locations there, and obviously extending to their treatment of the stray dog population. If you don't know what I'm referring to, here is a link, but I warn you it's so sad I can't even describe it here.
To make a long story short, there are a lot of dogs in Russia looking for homes, and they need them pretty quickly. Gus Kenworthy, an Olympic Skier who earned a silver medal, has gotten a lot of attention over the past few days- not just for his skills on skis, but for his special heart.
It's important to note former athletes and journalists now in Sochi, like Amanda Bird, a press officer for the US Bobsled team, are part of the effort. In fact Amanda said she's hoping to adopt an older dog because she knows the puppies will have plenty of interested takers. Brava Amanda!
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