A U.S. slopestyle skier went to Sochi with dreams of bringing home a medal. What he hadn't counted on was bringing home a puppy, or two, or three . . .
Sochi is apparently overrun with strays. NBC News reported that the packs of strays faced a grim fate—being rounded up and exterminated.
“We were told, ‘Either you take all the dogs from the Olympic Village or we will shoot them,’” said Olga Melnikova, a worker at the dog shelter, PovoDog—recently set up by Russian billionaire, Oleg Deripaska.
As for Kenworthy, it's not clear just how many dogs he will bring home. He is currently scheduling vaccinations and booking kennels. Now that's the spirit of a true champion!
Help support animal rights efforts to save the pooches via Twitter hashtag #dogsofsochi.
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