San Diego dog rescue saves paralyzed dogs from Iran

Posted at 9:51 AM, Jul 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-08 13:12:02-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A San Diego rescue group's efforts to save abused dogs continues, with two more canines getting a second chance at life here in the U.S.

Paws4Thought spoke with 10News in May when they successfully brought over Silver, an 18-month-old Israeli herding dog left to die in Iran. Silver was found brutally beaten and paralyzed before being brought to the U.S.

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Silver is currently being cared for by a foster family here in San Diego.

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Now, the group tells 10News they've successfully brought two more dogs to the U.S. from Iran, Kit Kat and Hero. Both of dogs have been abused so badly, they too are paralyzed.

"Kit Kat was unfortunately found tied to a tree with children, I believe, actually flogging him with sticks and bricks and beating him," Babs Fry, a canine foster care giver, told 10News's Bree Steffen. "[Hero] very similar. He was just beat with sticks and bricks."

The group will now look for a loving family to care for the dogs.

"I guess what really just kills me with all three of these guys is the depth of cruelty that is present in human beings," Fry said.
The dogs will face varying degrees of challenges as they continue their recoveries.
"[We're] going to need to find someone who's willing to give him a good quality of life for whatever time he has left and keep him comfortable," Fry said.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about Paws4Thought and their work, or about adoptions, can learn more or contact them online at

Mark Saunders is a KGTV digital producer. Follow him on Twitter at @MarkCSaun.