His dreary domain spanned the underbellies of parked cars on the bustling streets but now he has found a loving home
A tortured street dog Anubis, the Egyptian Baladi, whose nose was brutally cut off has found a loving home with a woman who adopted him in Texas.
Like the Egyptian god of the underworld he was named after, Anubis hailed from a very dark place. His dreary domain spanned the underbellies of parked cars on the bustling streets of Cairo, Egypt. That's where he agonized in silence after having half his muzzle cut off. Rescuers say he was likely barking too much when someone from the neighborhood decided to do the unthinkable. No one knows exactly what happened, but the best guess is that the poor pup was horrifically punished for barking too loud. Since then, Anubis has been lifted from his underworld and given a chance at a real life.
In January, life took a turn for the better when the U.S.-based Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation group brought him stateside, to a foster family in El Paso, Tex. There were bigger male dogs living there, though, so it was clear that wouldn’t work out in the long-run.
That’s where Kelly Hutson came in. The Texan, who runs a dog-sitting business, read about the tortured pup online — and knew right away she wanted to take him home. “I pestered them until they said OK,” she told the Daily News with a laugh. Later was a 10-hour car trip, but finally, on Sunday, Anubis arrived at Hutson’s home in Spring.
In foster care, he traded his former bed of dirty pavement for the softest landing of all. Anubis connected instantly with humans, dogs and cats alike. And he really likes ice cream.
“He’s a people dog, which is incredible after a human brutalized him in such a manner,” the 48-year-old said.
His wound is long healed, although his front teeth are worn down from gnashing against the ground for scraps.“But he doesn’t really have any major health problems we’re aware of,” Hutson said. “He breathes fine, he eats fine, it’s amazing.
“This is the sweetest, most loving creature you’ll ever meet.” added Hutson.