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All she wants now is a chance to bring her new pet home.

“This story is about more than stray dogs and the compassion we feel for and about them, but it’s also about the compassion we have for one another,” Bird said. “Isn’t that what the Olympics teaches us? It’s about uniting together on a global level, regardless of where we are from or what we do. I’ve just never felt it on this level.”

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