I am reaching out to readers today to help the sweet dog pictured above. Her name is Aurora and she is a paralyzed refugee dog from Kuwait who needs a home ASAP.
The last time I wrote a post like this was to ask people to find a home for a disabled bomb sniffing dog named Igi. The German shepherd had worked alongside his handler at O’Hare International Airport for five years until he became paralyzed. More than 10,000 animal lovers shared Igi’s story and 130 people volunteered to give him a loving home.
I am hoping readers will work that same kind of magic for Aurora. Mission K9 Rescue has the funds to take her out of danger and send her to the USA. All they need is for a loving family to adopt her.
Igi went to live with April E. and her military family. His life has transformed from a service dog who worked for the Department of Homeland Security, to a treasured family pet. Yesterday I heard from April and an animal rescuer named Amy who fights for legislation against animal cruelty in Kuwait. Each wrote to me individually asking for help in getting the word out about Aurora. I hope you’ll share her story.
Aurora was found by the Iraqi/Kuwait border by a friend of Amy. She was paralyzed and dragging herself. At first, she growled at Amy’s friend, but once she realized she was in good hands, the dog sat in her lap and cried.
“No one really knows what happened to her,” Amy wrote. “In Kuwait, when people want to dispose of a pet they toss it into the desert. So, we are not sure if she was paralyzed before or after being tossed out.”
Aurora went to live with a rescue group in Kuwait called Wings of Love. The videos below show how much she has bloomed during her time with them. Aurora is good with children, cats and other dogs. She even has her own dog wheelchair.
Wings of Love is about to lose their sanctuary because their landlord doesn’t want them there anymore. They are able to place most of the animals, but they need help with the hardest cases like Aurora.
Please contact me by leaving a comment if you would like more information about Aurora or if you know someone who can give her a loving home. I will forward your name and email to Mission K9. Let’s work magic for Aurora. April, Amy, Mission K9 and I will be very grateful. I think Igi will be happy too.
Here is Aurora when she was rescued.
Here is Aurora today.