He was the youngest and smallest survivor of the House of Horrors.

When Reza held him in front of the camera with only one hand and said: “his eye is out of the socket,” no one knew where his fate would lead. He was so tiny and vulnerable to survive in the crowded shelter in the middle of the winter.

Winky’s first birthday in Toronto

Like most of the time, Malihe stepped forward and took care of it. The doctor drained his eye, and he gradually got better. A playful boy with one eye, so Malihe called him Pirate. Fortunately, one of Vafa’s friends in Toronto fell in love with him and asked for his adoption. On July 17, 2022, six months after the rescue, Pirate arrived in Toronto with Nasime, a good friend of Vafa. Speaking about why she adopted Pirate, Afarin says: “When I saw the House of Horrors video, I was upset. The little skinny dog with the injured eye in the hands of a rescuer turned me off the most. At that moment, I told myself that I had to adopt this little dog and that I would provide a good life for him. I waited for a long time to have him by my side and become a member of our family. Because of his innocent appearance and one-eyedness, we call him Winky. He now lives happily with his brother, who also came from Vafa. Winky’s high energy encourages his brother Marley to be more active. Winky has made many friends in the neighborhood, and everyone is happy he has a chance for a better life.

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