Libya vet steered Noah's ark of pets to safety

Vet Jalal Kaal strokes a dog he rescued in Tripoli, at his clinic in the Libyan capitalWhen evacuated foreigners left hundreds of pets behind at the outbreak of Libya’s 2011 revolution, Tripoli vet Jalal Kaal braved missiles, militia checkpoints and long terrifying drives to reunite them with their owners. When the popular uprising against longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi broke out in February 2011, many foreigners had to leave suddenly and were unable to take their pets with them, Kaal explains. In the chaos of the evacuations of diplomats and foreign workers four years ago, several called him from the airport to ask if he could collect their pets and take them in.

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