He’s a big puppy with boundless energy and a hearty appetite. To see Cairo so happy and healthy is remarkable considering all he’s been through.
The 11 month old pit bull mix was found wandering the streets of Brooklyn, after parts of that borough were hammered by Hurricane Sandy. Animal care and control picked him up and brought him to the ASPCA’s emergency boarding facility, a temporary reprieve for storm victims unable to care for their pets. While no one ever came to claim Cairo, staffers made sure he got plenty of attention.
“They noticed that in the middle of playing he would get very weak and faint and when we listened to his heart, the doctor who was examining him found he had something called pulmonic stenosis,” Dr. Colin Dwyer said.
He had surgery at the animal medical center, and clearly it was a success.
“We took a dog who was gonna die of heart failure and gave him hopefully a full life,” the doctor added.
For the past few months, Cairo has been thriving at the ASPCA shelter in Manhattan.
It’s time though that he settled in with the right family.