In Cairo, Egypt, street dogs are being murdered. This is the government’s way of solving the increasing number of street dogs. A lot of organizations have taken part in providing aid to the dogs, but a lot of them are still shot, poisoned, and beaten.
Hayah, a female Egyptian Baladi, was one of those at the receiving end of the abuse. She was poisoned while she was pregnant.
The lone survivor
The poisoning campaign in Egypt ended the lives of many street dogs. Luck was on Hayah’s side because Laila Hamdy Fayek’s rescue group removed her from the streets. According to Fayek, the government leaves poisoned meat on the streets to kill both cats and dogs living there. Her team was just lucky to find Hayah and give her immediate medical attention.
The day after Fayek’s team rescued Hayah, she gave birth to four adorable puppies. Unfortunately, because of the poison in her system, only one survived. Hayah was so disheartened by this. To cure her sadness, the staff placed an orphaned puppy under her care. The three dogs then patiently waited to see what the future has in store for them.
Save Our Scruff, a Canadian rescue group, intervened after Hayah’s rescue. They made arrangements so the dogs can be transferred to Toronto. This was their way of helping the canine family find their forever home.
The dogs’ names have been changed in the process. Hayah is now known as Lemon, and the two puppies are named Oban and Cairo. All three of them have been adopted by loving families. They now live happy lives away from the dangerous streets of Egypt.
No one knows how the lives of the street dogs in Egypt will pan out. One can only hope that they be found by dedicated and kind people like Fayek. Watch Hayah’s story here:
Watch this story with a very happy-ending of the beautiful Egyptian Baladi Lemon (previously known as Hayah) in Canada….Adopt an Egyptian Baladi 🙂 Laura Pounds I can never thank you and all Save Our Scruff fosters and volunteers enough…I have no idea what we'd do in Egypt without you <3 Mary Brown and Annie Tam I'm simply speechless…thank you for existing…Lemon is in earth heaven with you <3 <3 Marwa Elgebaly Heidi Hazem El-Zanfaly Omar Saftawy Jenna Bye Abdo Jo Hameed Hatata Aya Abdel Salam Cherine Samir Laila Shehata Aliaa El Badrawy Dalia Sadek Nazly Shamel Dina Radwan Mona Refaat Chloe Hobeika May Ali Baligh Radwa Rabie 🙂
Posted by Laila Hamdy Fayek on Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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