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Dogs rescued from Sochi arrive in the U.S.

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Friday, March 28, 2014, 6:47 PM -

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Ten rescued mutts from the streets of Sochi, Russia arrived in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

Organizers say the rescue plan stemmed in part from international outcry over the plight of stray dogs in the 2014 Winter Games host city.

Animal rescue organizations began bringing in dogs from the streets as reports circulated of a planned extermination of stray dogs. Forbes reports that Olympians took home 50 dogs even before the games ended.


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The ten dogs will be housed for the time being in the Washington Animal Rescue League facilities.

Each dog will get a medical evaluation and, if all goes well, the dogs could be available for adoption within weeks.

Organizers say they expect a great deal of interest because of the public outcry before, during and after the games.

More Sochi-rescued dogs are expected to arrive in the U.S. for adoption in the coming days.

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