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Gus Kenworthy, U.S. slopestyle medalist, plans to adopt stray Russian puppies

The newly minted silver medalist discovered a stray dog and her four puppies outside an Olympic media venue in Sochi.
Posted By Kate Stanton   |   Feb. 13, 2014 at 6:33 PM   |   Comments

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. slopestyle skier Gus Kenworthy will be taking a lot back home to Denver. Before winning a silver medal in his event on Thursday, Kenworthy found a group of stray dogs -- a mother and four puppies -- hanging around the Gorki Media Center in Sochi.

He tweeted photos of the puppies and started developing a plan to adopt them and take them home.





Kenworthy said he plans to adopt one of the dogs himself, then find homes for the others.

“They’re adorable,” he told The New York Times. "I’ve kind of been a dog lover my whole life. It was hard to see them and not want to help them out, so I arranged for some kennels and on Monday I’m going to take them to get vaccinated and try to go through the process of bringing them home with me and getting them homes.”

Strays are especially common in the streets of Sochi and throughout Russia. Animal lovers were outraged by reports last month that Sochi officials had hired a company to cull stray dogs ahead of the Olympics.

[The New York Times, ABC News]

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