In another heroic response to Sochi’s despicable plan to remove stray dogs from the city for the Olympics, American slope style Silver Medalist Gus Kenworthy has been spending his downtime making friends with some local homeless puppies.
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The Telluride, Colorado native says he has been living with pets his entire life, which has made his stay in Sochi all the more difficult. “It’s hard to watch,” says Kenworthy about the amount of homeless pets roaming the streets and mountains surrounding Sochi.
Tweets for Dogs
Kenworthy has been using the power of his Twitter account to show people that, while these dogs may currently live on the streets of Sochi, that does not mean they don’t need a forever home.
While people have known of Russia’s order to mass euthanize these stray dogs for weeks, Kenworthy has managed to help put an adorable face to the problem these dogs are facing, making it even more real for those of us not there to experience this tragedy in person.
What’s more, the Olympic Medalist has already made arrangements to take one of his new-found puppy friends home with him, and is working to find homes for the dog’s brother, sisters, and mother.