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Dog 'who had nose cut off by thieves' in Egypt flown more than 7,000 miles to new home in US

Anubis was found wandering the streets of Cairo Credit: Snarr - Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

A dog who is believed to have had his nose cut off by thieves is starting a new life in the US after being rescued from the streets of Egypt.

Anubis was found wandering the streets of Cairo, Egypt, and taken in by the Animal Protection Foundation.

It's believed the dog was a former guard dog and that his nose was cut off by thieves when he barked.

More than 7,000 miles away, Joseph Reed and Katiria Declete spotted Anubis online and knew they had a place in their US home for him.

Ms Declete told a local TV station in El Paso, Texas, :"The moment I saw him I'm like, 'I want this dog. I want to make a difference in his life.'"

It's thought his nose was cut off by thieves while he was a guard dog Credit: Snarr - Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

The couple were helped by Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation (SNARR), who helped to raise funds to bring Anubis over to the US.

"We've taken dozens of animals from them (The Animal Protection Foundation) and brought them to the States, animals who otherwise would be in agony in a country that cannot care for them," SNARR said.

Anubis was driven by volunteers to his new home in Texas after being flown to the US Credit: Snarr - Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

Volunteers later helped drive Anubis to his new owners in Texas.

“It's a dream for us to foster him but there's no way we could have financially made that undertaking and it speaks volumes about the different groups that helped get him here," Ms Declete said.