Skip to comments.Dog days are over! Soldier reunited with the Afghan pup he was forced to leave behind
Posted on 07/09/2013 3:10:34 PM PDT by ColdOne
There are a million cute videos of soldiers coming home and the joyous reunions they have with the dogs who remember them, even after long deployments.
But for Staff Sgt. Kevin Brady and his dog Bailey, it was the other way around.
Brady met Bailey when he was serving in Afghanistan. Bailey had started following some local Afghani troops, and Brady's American unit grew attached to the dog.
Brady said that Bailey, an Anatolian shepherd mix, helped comfort his fellow homesick soldiers who were away from their families, including their own pets.
But when his unit went back to the U.S., they had to leave Baily behind.
That's when Guardians of Rescue stepped in. The organization which rescues and finds homes for animals in need helped reunite the two.
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You can tell that dawg remembers him. LOL
I dare anybody not to shed a tear on this.
Our guys should be able to keep dogs or any pets they become attached with while deployed in war zones. This should be especially true of ‘dog-handlers’ that are actual partners of soldiers. They fight and work together, they should go home together. I know the dogs have to be expensive after all of the training and all, but most likely the dogs in question won’t ever work as well again without its ‘master’.
Awesome for both.
Good for them...
Why does it cost $5,000 to get that dog home to the states? It’s not like they’re riding first clas on the major airlines......I just don’t get it.
Probably have to buy off warlords or government bureaucrats.
Comment at site: How long until some idiot cop shoots it?
- edubs , Boston, United States, 09/7/2013 18:57
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It’s all those onions I chopped...yep, that’s the ticket.
What a precious dog!
I'm not an expert on this, but I know a little about importing horses to the US and at one time I looked into importing some dogs from a third-world area. Bakshish might play a role in the Middle East, but the costs of actually transporting the animal was small compared to the costs involved in paying the US government for its quarantine services and testing. It's very easy to believe that it would cost $5K to bring a dog here from a remote area.