In what reads initially as a particularly bad piece of satire, two puppies were recently rescued in Egypt from members of the Muslim Brotherhood who intended to use them as “puppy bombs” to protest against the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, as reported by both the Israel National News and CBS News New York on Oct. 29, 2013.
Robyn Urman, a pet rescuer from New Jersey, as well as an employee of Pet ResQ Inc., worked in conjunction with Egyptian volunteer animal rescuer Mervat Said as the duo saved two pups from being doused in gasoline and set ablaze.
Unfortunately, they were unable to save other canines who have already been used by the Muslim Brotherhood in like fashion.
PetFinder.com reports that actually three dogs, named Cleo and Cairo and Egypt, were the only ones out of twenty that were dipped in gas, then set on fire only to be released against riot police in order to disrupt their crowd control formations.
There is no indication that the Muslim Brotherhood will cease using this particularly grisly tactic.
Here in the States…
CBS reported that Cleopatra and Cairo are already here in America, reportedly on the malnourished side, but the dogs are recovering and said to be doing well.
Currently housed at the Pet ResQ Inc. facility in Tenafly, NJ, both Cleo and Cairo are available for adoption (click here for more information and photos of the dogs).