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Olympian on a mission to save Sochi stray dogs

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Gus Kenworthy of the United States. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – After the organizers of the Winter Olympics decided to get rid of stray dogs in the streets of Sochi, one skier went out of the halfpipe to save some pups.

According to Bleacher Report, United States free skier Gus Kenworthy decided to take upon his hands to save the stray dogs and put them in a good home.

“Spent all afternoon playing with a gang of stray puppies here in Sochi!” Kenworthy posted on his Facebook page with a photo of the dogs.

He said that he is looking to find a good home for the puppies, but he does not want to take away them from their mother because “she was being super cute and protective over them.”

The Olympian also tweeted Thursday early morning (Philippine time) that he made vaccination appointments for the pups.

Kensworthy, however, is not the only member on the crusade to save Sochi stray dogs.

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska also decided to take action to save the dogs, building shelters in Baranovka, which is less than five miles from Sochi.

Kensworthy said on his Facebook page that he would visit the puppies again.

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