In a wonderful story that features tragedy, bravery, compassion, and even cultural importance, a paralyzed dog from Iran has found a new home in Maryland, with a family who shares his heritage. Omid was found on the streets of Tehran, where he had fended for himself for several yearswhich is remarkable because his hind legs had been paralyzed, probably as the result of a car accident. He was brought to one of Iran’s only dog shelters, and an international campaign was launched to bring the dog to the U.S. for treatment.
The video of Omid arriving at Dulles Airport in Washington, DC, went viral, and an Iranian couple, Baly and Babak Alipour fell in love with Omid. He now lives with them in their Maryland home with two other dogs and serves as a connection to their homeland.
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Click here for the original story about Omid’s arrival, and see the video (below) that led to Omid finding a new home.