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(Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)Popeye, a three-pound speckled imp of a dog, was pulled from the Friday Market.
He's now being fostered by local magician Spencer Horsman at his Federal Hill home.
Horsman adopted his own dog, Loki, from Wings of Love several weeks ago."When people look at this dog, they're like, 'There's no way this is a rescue'" animal, Horsman said of the Pomeranian mix with red fur and black spots that wind down his body and curly tail.
There's a demand for small, young dogs like Loki in the Baltimore area, and that's part of what makes it a good adoption market for Wings of Love.
"You're going to turn me into a crazy dog dude," Horsman said to Riska as she dropped Popeye off Monday night.
Horsman hopes to eventually travel to Kuwait to help Wings of Love retrieve dogs.
"It just amazes me because they spend so much money on their animals and they just don't want to deal with it when they get sick."Those dogs end up on the street, where many are picked up by merchants and sold at Kuwait City's Friday Market.
The dogs that don't sell there are typically discarded or killed.
Barbara Haddock Taylor Popeye, foreground, and Loki, background, are dogs who were rescued by the Wings of Love, Kuwait nonprofit organization.Volunteers take the round-trip flight to Kuwait about once a month to bring back anywhere from four to 14 dogs, some of which come with medical issues, like dental problems and old broken bones.Sometimes unforeseen problems arise; Yoon had a German shepherd that suddenly went blind."It's easier to rehome them outside of the country."That's because many Kuwaitis regard dogs as disposable accessories rather than part of the family, she said.Animals are usually kept outside — many times, on roofs — in the desert heat, and abandoned when they become sick or are no longer novel.