Refugee Who Fled Afghanistan Reunites With Dog In Canada After A Year Apart
A woman who fled from Afghanistan to North America could not hide her delight when she was finally able to reunite with her dog after more than a year apart. Freshta Siddiqui last saw her three-year-old dog Lucky, an old Anatolian shepherd, in February 2022, when she fled Kabul in the hope of moving to Canada as a refugee. Shortly before escaping the country via Pakistan – where she remained with her mother for 10 months – Freshta sent Lucky off on a journey of his own, which saw the canine chartered to Vancouver with the help of Society for the Prevention and Cruelty of Animals (SPCA) International. Lucky was then given a temporary home in Portland, Oregon, before Freshta and her mom arrived in Vancouver in December 2022. Having later found dog-friendly accommodation in the Canadian city, Freshta then arranged to reunite with Lucky at Peace Arch Provincial Park, on Saturday, March 11.
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