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Offline Maik

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Dog rescued
« on: Monday, 21 September, 2015 @ 17:28:29 »
'I love my dog, I need her': Syrian refugee, 17, walks than 300 miles carrying pet to Europe

A 17-year-old Syrian refugee has walked more than 300 miles carrying his pet dog after he could not bear to leave the animal in his war-torn homeland.

Aslan, from Damascus, was interviewed by the UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR) after arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Holding the tiny dog as it yapped happily in his arms, he said: “I love this dog, I need her.”

The teenager said he had walked at least 310 miles (500km) carrying all his belongings in a rucksack, and holding the dog in a red carrier.

A spokesperson for the UNHCR said it had seen “many” refugees like Aslan carrying their animals with them on dangerous journeys from the Middle East, across the Mediterranean and onwards through Europe.

Offline TonyD

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Re: Dog rescued
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 21 September, 2015 @ 21:13:43 »
Emergency provisions?