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September 13, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Dogs facing banishment in Iran find refuge in Lynnwood

Kay Joubert, Companion Animal Services Director at PAWS of Lynnwood, comforts Ghandoon, a 2-year old Anatolian shepherd, who arrived at the shelter Tuesday visibly scared and agitated having traveled half way around the world from her home in Iran. The Humane Society of the United State is trying to get ahead of a potential ban of all dogs in Iranian cities and suburbs by relocating some of the animals to shelters in the United States. PAWS was among the first to receive two of the animals, both malnourished and skittish around people. Volunteers hope to rehabilitate the animals and place them into adoptive homes. The Washington Post has a blog post explaining why Iranian lawmakers are proposing a ban on dogs.  (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

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