Egyptian airport officials say an American woman has shipped 14 stray dogs and a street cat to New York

- Associated Press
Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 16:22 pm EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian airport officials say an American woman has shipped 14 stray dogs and a street cat to New York via national carrier EgyptAir, the latest episode in a growing trend of airlifting pets out of the Arab world's most populous nation.

They say the woman paid 60,000 Egyptian pounds ($3,400) for the operation to rescue the animals Sunday from the mean streets of Cairo, where down-and-out cats and dogs survive day-to-day on handouts and by picking through the capital's notorious garbage piles. Dogs in particular face attacks and poisonings.

A photo circulated by airport staff showed dog cages stacked at the departure terminal. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to brief reporters, did not name the woman, who works at animal welfare associations.

___

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Log In or Register now to earn tokens for enjoying articles!
DAILY BONUS GAMES
$5K  Bonus Games 
  • 1 Search
  • 2 Enjoy
    Content
  • 3 Enjoy
    Content
  • 4 Enjoy
    Content
  • 5 Enjoy
    Content
x
Make sure you're logged in, complete each step and you'll unlock your shot at a fortune!
  • Search Now!1

    Step 1: Search the web to get info you need and go for a PCH SUPERPRIZE!

  • See what's new!2 3 4 5

    Steps 2-5: Get the news, entertainment, horoscopes, lottery results & more! CLAIM TOKENS!

  • Go for $5,000.00 instantly!

    Completing steps 1-5 automatically unlocks your shot at the BIG $5,000.00 INSTANT WIN BONUS GAMES.