Pure and JoJo!

Pure (the blind cat) and JoJo who was first found malnourished and neglected got a chance to taste the good life all the way in America … it took us months to find a volunteer traveler but thanks to our friends at Woofy Wishes, we were offered a chance to bring the kids to the US (via LAX) in less than 5 days. Our rescue partner in Iran, Sara Ghadersahi, and Pure’s guardian, Angel Shanna, got the ball rolling to get all required tests (FIV/FeLV + FIP for Pure, CBC tests for both , and Leishmaniasis & HW tests for JoJo) and then the exit visa … and their boxes and …Their flight was due to take off crack of Dawn on Sunday. Another group was also sending 2 dogs in one crate. Qatar Airways had confirmed 3 crates (1 cat, 1 dog and 2 dogs) and had send us email confirmation with details. Unfortunately the ticketing agent denied boarding all 4 animals and insisted only 3 were allowed to board and refused to even look at the written confirmation Qatar Airways had sent to us! We had to make the tough decision of removing Pure. We are now desperately looking for another traveler willing to help us bring Pure to the US (any major US airport will do as we will handle the domestic transfer).
JoJo arrived at LAX and our wonderful volunteers Zora, her husband Ramin & Jennifer were there to welcome him and he got to enjoy a slumber party at Jennifer and Shawn’s. The next morning JoJo made his way up to Northern California thanks to volunteer transporters Hitasp, Michele and Cheryl. The next afternoon, JoJo ended up settling in with his foster to adopt family and their Iranian dog Luna who we managed to rescue back in late 2015. Stay tuned for more about JoJo. And please do keep us in mind if you or someone you know happens to be returning to the US from Tehran so we can bring Pure out.

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