Skip to comments.Puppy love: Stray dogs befriended by soldiers on duty in Afghanistan are flown
Posted on 11/17/2011 5:07:43 AM PST by algernonpj
They bonded in the heat of battle in war-torn Afghanistan.
And these heart-warming pictures show how the stray dogs who helped soldiers through their toughest times are being thanked - with a new loving home.
US soldiers regularly make best friends with loyal Afghan dogs, who are invaluable companions on the front line and provide relief after days of brave and exhausting fire fights.
And now these lucky pets have been reunited with the servicemen who befriended them with while on duty. ...
British charity Nowzad Dogs, which was started by former British Royal Marine Pen Farthing, who served in Afghanistan, masterminded the huge operation to relocate the animals. ...
The marine started his mission to protect Afghan dogs five years ago when as a serving soldier he witnessed a poor mongrel being used by local police in a dog fight.
He intervened and rescued the dog, whose tail and ears had been cut off by locals.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Doggies Rescued by Soldiers Ping
A little different looking Afghan hounds.
Charlie looks so happy with Shelia Schaffer. You can see it in his eyes!!!
What a nice story.
Great story; enjoy.
My Marine son is one of those who got their platoon dog “Kujo” shipped to the US at the end of their first Afghanistan deployment. It was quite a challenge raising the money to make this happen, getting this huge dog transported through hostile territory, and coordinating with Nowzad Dogs to make sure Kujo arrived safely at his new, adoptive home with the Parkers in Waco, Texas. At times, the whole process seemed impossible, but Nowzad came through with flying colors!
My wife put together a video about Kujo’s saga, which can be seen on YouTube:
And yes, we’ve gone to Waco a few times from California just to visit this amazing dog (and his wonderful new family).
If you need a worthy cause to support, I can’t say enough about Nowzad. What an amazing organization.
If anyone is interested, Farthing has written a couple of books about this project. I just downloaded one to my Kindle.
Doggies are excellent judges of character.
Muslims despise dogs and treat them cruelly. I have read right here on FR that the stray dogs of Afghanistan know exactly where to go for a little kindness...Our Military!
Any society that loathes “Man’s Best Friend” has deep “issues”.
On the other hand, look how they treat the Female of OUR OWN Species!
Looks like very happy pups.
Good to get them out of there (so that they do not end up as Halal Terriers)
Dawg enters your mind because Dawg is thinking of you and your kindness towards him.
Thank you. That was very kind.
dogs are God’s gift to mankind. They have saved lives, helped the blind and disabled and even brought love and sanity back into the lives of criminals.
This is a beautiful story and thanks for sharing it.
Excellent! Thank you.
bmfl (can’t watch vids from here)
For some reason my monitor is all blurry now. . .
What a wonderful tale. Thank you for sharing it, and please, thank your son for his service.
May God bless and keep you all.
Maybe you should send this over to the idiot professor at Suffolk College in MA. He thinks our soldiers are just going over there to kill other human beings. His name is Avery. He doesn’t think people should sent care packages to the soldiers.
Darn misty monitor!!
Thank you for your service. So sorry about Dawg. I hope you have had other dogs — there are so many who need homes. God bless you.
Thank you so much for the video.
Got me all teary eyed. :)
There have been very few times in my life that one or more dogs hasn’t ruled my home. Presently there is a rescued Golden and a rescued Border Collie/Lab mix who live better than I do running around the house. I cannot imagine living without “mans” best friend.
Moving forward to present day, I can understand how your home is “over-run” by man's best friend.
Over the years we have rescued 3 wonderful dogs - a Huskey mix, a German Shepard mix and our current Bishon Frishe which we rescued from a high-kill facility. He is a constant companion in my lap when he isn't playing with our Goldie, Bailey.
May your memories of “Dawg” never diminish.