Olympian Gus Kenworthy Reunited with Sochi Puppies, Reveals Two Dogs Died
Kenworthy, with the help of Humane Society International and good friend Robin Macdonald, who stayed behind in Russia for nearly a month after the Olympics, brought the dogs home.
.@robindmacdonald and I are going live on the @TODAYshow with the Sochi pups - Tune in now! @HSIGlobal :) pic.twitter.com/w9t8yMOuGQKenworthy and Macdonald spoke with Matt Lauer and Tamron Hall while snuggling three of the pooches — Jake, Mama and Mischka. A female dog, her three puppies and a friend have all been saved by the kind-hearted skier following his pledge to save them from the fate promised to stray dogs during the Olympics. He promised to adopt the five furry friends and bring them home with him to America. The dogs arrived in New York City on Wednesday and are on route to Denver with photographer Robin Macdonald. Meanwhile, not all of the intended rescues were so lucky. Macdonald tweeted this picture before leaving Sochi with the caption 'No words can explain what has happened here, good bye little guy (named Sochi), we will miss you".
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) March 14, 2014
No words can explain what has happened here, good bye little guy, we will miss you. ❤️ Heading home on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/uAm8Naj2E0
— Robin Macdonald (@robindmacdonald) March 9, 2014
He went on to to explain "She died. They refused to let me bring her to get treatment."
He had previously tweeted about the pup's poor health issues and his frustration at the government's "games."
He later updated that all five of his travel companions made it through the flight, though only three appeared on Today and they confirmed that one had died since Wednesday.
Ahhh I'm so excited!!! RT @robindmacdonald: One last family nap before the big move to a new life. Bye @Sochi2014! pic.twitter.com/8keCl9eHQW
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) March 11, 2014