Two rescued salukis, on the brink of death when they were found some seven weeks ago, have recovered and been given new homes in the US thanks to the dedication and hard work of the ‘Dogs in Doha,’ group and volunteers in Qatar and the US.
Group founder Birgit Marguerite explained that Bousa and Sanaya were found in “a very bad condition,” and that she was worried whether they would survive. “We didn’t know if they were going to make it,” she said, explaining that the dogs both weighed around 10kg, were extremely malnourished and seemed to be in general poor health.”
After having the dogs checked over, someone who saw pictures of the dogs was willing to give them a foster home and nurture them back to full health. And after just two weeks, the dogs had put on a good deal of weight and were looking much healthier.
“Both girls are fighters and we were not going to give up on them,” explained Marguerite. She contacted the Italian Greyhound Rescue group in Dallas, Texas, who arranged a foster home for the dogs, meaning all that remained was to get them to their new home.
Luckily, another friend found out about the dogs on Marguerite’s website,
www.dogsindoha.weebly.com, and promised to make sure they would be flown back to the US.
An American citizen, Judy, offered assistance to Marguerite by pledging to take the dogs home to the US when she next travelled there. Last week she took Bousa and Sanaya to their new home. “These two very special dogs have been mistreated in the most horrible way by being totally forgotten,” she claimed, “with this trip to Texas, they will have the once in a lifetime chance to live with people who cherish and care for them as members of their family.”
“‘Dogs in Doha’ has been making amazing accomplishments with finding abandoned and neglected dogs loving foster homes and/or adoptive homes,” she added.
“I would like to thank everyone who has helped me get the funds together and help to send these two gorgeous girls to Dallas,” said Marguerite, showing gratitude to Starlink, iloveqatar.net
, Doha Vets, Qatar Pet Travel and Judy. “So many dogs get dumped here, if we had the pet passport scheme owners would be able to relocate their pets easily and a large number of these animals would be saved from this suffering.”
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