Teen Refugee Refuses to Leave Syria Without His Dog

When asked why he has only a small bag for himself and a large carrier for his dog, he replied simply, “I love my dog.”


When 17-year-old Aslan prepared to flee war-torn Syria in hope of living happier, safer life, he was told that he couldn’t bring his husky puppy, Rose.  But he refused, so he made her a passport and got her a carrying case.

Aslan told the United Nations Refugee Agency that he left Damascus with Rose, who is basically all he has in the world.

He made sure she could sail across the Mediterranean Sea by creating official documentation for her and putting her in a carrying case.

 

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Together they have travelled over 300 miles to safety, trekking through Turkey before reaching the Greek island of Lesbos.

When asked why he has only a small bag for himself and a large carrier for his dog, he replied simply, “I love my dog.”

Hopefully the pair will now be able to start a wonderful new life together.

155 thoughts on “Teen Refugee Refuses to Leave Syria Without His Dog

  1. I hope someone takes him in with his dog. He’s so young to be starting off on this journey by himself. I wish him well and hope to find out that he has made it to his destination.

  2. Do not leave your husky dog behind, bring it with you wherever you go and that is my advice. Never let anyone take your husky dog. Protect it till you are back to your hometown. Good Luck to you all the way and god will guide you and your husky dog safely home.

  3. Bless him, Lord. Keep him and his husky protected and together for this journey into s new and better life. I pray you put people in their path who will aid them and provide them with all their needs.

    1. I LOVE THIS STORY, AND THE FACT THAT HE HAS A HEART FOR ANIMALS. I AM HOPING AND PRAYING HE AND HIS DOG HAS A LOVING LIFE TOGETHER AND NEVER GET SEPARATED. YEA FOR HIM!! GOD BLESS HIM IS RIGHT! MUAH!!!

  4. When will they realize that dogs are family members? You can’t just leave them behind. In any case, that would be your reason to stay.

  5. I’ve been so sad about this … all the animals left behind and the faimlies grieving for them on top of everything else.

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