The puppy rescuers of Alexandria

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The puppy rescuers of Alexandria

Image caption Mariem Taha, her daughter and Babsy Rock "No one can tell you that we are a nation without hope."

Words from a viral Facebook post in praise of Egyptian animal lovers who acted to save a puppy that was trapped under large stone boulders for more than three weeks.

The puppy had reportedly been abandoned to a slow lingering death by its owners. But a group of volunteers banded together to mobilise a rescue mission which hundreds of thousands followed on social media.

The story begins in early July when Mariem Taha, a 36-year-old resident of Egypt’s port city Alexandria, began to hear the unsettling sound of whimpering when she was at a cafe on the famous sea front corniche."It was very upsetting sound so I asked the cafe owner what it was, " Taha told BBC Trending, "He said that on the previous day some people had a come […]




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