American skier Gus Kenworthy isn't just bringing home a silver medal from Sochi — he's also bringing home four stray puppies and their mother. At least he will once he catches a flight back to the U.S.
The 22-year-old who lives in Telluride, Colo., was supposed to fly home Monday, but completing the necessary paperwork to fly five dogs across the world is taking some time.
A lot of fuss has been made over the stray dogs that are hanging out near the Olympic venues. City officials even went so far as to order that the dogs be rounded up and euthanized, a decision that has been met with much ire from the animal rights community.
Kenworthy apparently learned about the strays after reading a New York Times tweet about them:
puppy love is real to puppies. pic.twitter.com/krauCUPjOg— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 11, 2014
Also, for the people wondering, I've lined up kennels 4 the pups & made vaccination appointments. Doing all I can to bring them home w/ me!— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 12, 2014
Kenworthy's Freestyle Slopestyle event will be aired starting tonight. I know that he will have a lot of fans — and a lot of pups — cheering him on.
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