A day before he won silver in a historic American podium sweep in slopestyle skiing, Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy arranged plans to adopt a family of stray dogs he found in Sochi.
The dogs have been a big story throughout the Olympics. The Russian government hired a firm to poison the strays before the games. That was met with a serious backlash, and a Russian billionaire set a plan in motion to save as many dogs as possible.
Kenworthy is doing his part to make sure the dogs find a suitable home. Here are the dogs he found near in the media center in the mountain village, according to USA Today:
USA Today’s Rachel Axon that he’s serious about adopting them and bringing them back to the U.S., where he already has owners lined up:
“Kenworthy has already arranged for kennels and is trying to get them vaccinated on Monday. Getting the puppies on a plane is not difficult, he said, because he can put two to a kennel. Bringing their mother might be harder because of different requirements for adult dogs.
‘I’m trying,’ he said. ‘I’m doing what I can.'”
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