A two-legged dog and his two buddies came all the way from Egypt to Georgia to find a new home.
Tanya Mahrous, the president and co-founder of , a thrift shop in Avondale Estate, visited Egypt recently and returned with three dogs.
Mazloom is the attention-getter. He only has his two front legs, yet manages to get around easily, as you can see from the attached video.
Mahrous, who is half Egyptian, said Egypt only has a handful of animal rescue organizations. On her most recent trip, she visited the Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals) animal shelter and describes what happened in an email:
As we toured the facility, I asked the shelter manager if there were any animals that needed extra help or weren’t doing well.
The first one he mentioned was Riley, a gorgeous German Shorthair Pointer who was not doing well in the shelter environment. He is the biggest couch potato so this explains his sadness in the shelter. Mission No. 1 began.
The next dog was Mazloom, a two-legged dog wonder who sprinted by me in their clinic. I knew a special needs dog like him had little chance in Egypt. Mission No. 2 began.
At the 11th hour, we were asked to take Muzo, a 4-month old puppy who was Mazloom’s best buddy. The shelter didn’t want to split them up. So we agreed.
After a 24-hour day of traveling, all three pups made it safely to Atlanta. All three dogs are now at our house and we are looking for a special foster or adoptive home for Mazloom & Muzo.
All dogs are up for adoption, and looking for a final chapter in their journey from the land of the Pharaohs to the land of the peaches. Now, on to Mission 3 – figuring out how to save even more!
If you want to meet or adopt any of these dogs, visit Second Life at 1 N. Clarendon Ave. in Avondale Estates on Saturday. Proceeds from the shop benefit LifeLine Animal Project, a rescue group.