""Max came into our lives rather suddenly when his mother was hit by one of our NTVs on a routine mission. He was so small and helpless we just couldn't leave him all alone. We brought him back to camp and kept him hidden in the barracks, heavily fortified with the food off our plates and plenty of peanut butter. He wags his tail when we walk him, and loves to cuddle while he sleeps. If I don't bring him home, he will either be killed by another wild dog or put down. I've already fallen in love with him, and want to give him a home with my children, both human and furry. Hims a good boy, and deserves a loving home!"
"This puppy is a reminder of my humanity. She was found at a location along with TD and they are the most wonderful animals. We just could not leave them behind. She is a fluffy puppy but has short legs so we call her Little Girl too. DeePee stands for dirt puppy as she loves to be dirty. "
"When I came back from Afghanistan, I had a dog at home that helped me, but last year I had to put her down due to age. The stray dog population in Romania is staggering and my heart hurts from what I see. While in Romania I have gotten very close to four dogs because we were their only family. I was able to sterilize and vaccinate all four of them. Thus been able to place three of them in a no kill rescue so they can be adopted. Yes that broke my heart that I could not bring them all home but it helps to know that they will be adopted. One will be adopted to Germany next month. The fourth dog does not meet the criteria to be placed into the rescue because she is a bit too nervous of strange people. I have gotten very attached to her and would be devastated if I have to leave her behind. I am continually looking for her before and after work, so that we can have our hug time. She follows me everywhere and waits for me when I go into buildings. She is on base so if I leave her she most likely will be picked up by the dog catcher and sent to a kill shelter. The other possibility is that she will starve to death or get some disease and die. I know of four dogs on base just disappearing over night, so my heart breaks when she is not on her bed when I wake up in the morning or come back after work. I have told the members of my unit that we have been able to save her, and they are as happy as I am that we can save her. She has grabbed the hearts of a lot of people on base, Canadian and American soldiers. With your help, the moral of the unit has skyrocketed and I have been told the members that are been posted after we get back to Canada want me to continue to send pictures. Thank you."
"I first met Butterscotch when I was sitting in a running F-18 Hornet one evening. She walked
up to the jet, quite unafraid of the big, noisy aeroplane, with the dashing lights and incredibly
loud engines. The ramp is pretty dark and she had snuck up behind the start crew for that jet; before anyone realised, she had trotted around them, and immediately darted right into the danger area infront of the left engine intake. One of the ground crew tried to run after her, but he had to stop before he too entered the danger area. She moseyed right under the intake, before I could cut the motor, and somehow survived, not being sucked into the intake as we all thought she would be.
After that brush with death, I tried to find her after getting back from my sortie, and eventually found out she'd be taken in by our firefighters, who had kindly made a shelter for her in their heated tent that they kept their crew truck in. She'd turned up out of the blue a week before, skinny and cold, and those great guys had started looking after her.
She was such a lovely, chilled out little dog, that I just fell in love with her pretty much right away. My wife and I have been wanting a dog for years, and I'd discussed about bringing home a stray from this deployment. All of the firefighters already have dogs at home, or don't have room for her, so lucky for me I get to keep her. Butterscotch is perfect for us, and I can't bear to think about her being left behind to fend for herself after my unit leaves. So I'm determined to bring her to Canada, and give her a good home."
Meet Leo of Afghanistan~
Leo is a favorite of a site in Afghanistan that the Americans did not want to see him get euthanized or hurt. So for his safety he has gone to the facility to be vetted and cared for until we can find him a home stateside or a soldier steps up from the location to adopt him. His time was numbered so all agreed to move him fast to safety. He is a sweet dog that just loves hugs, being petted and playing with you. He will make a great companion. If you think Leo would be perfect for your family email us at PRMadopt@gmail.com
"So I first came across Misha (aka Lucy) when I arrived here. She was a member of the "working cat program" who were kept on the base to help hunt mice and other rodents. She was a very friendly, and skinny little thing that was very prone to giving affection any chance she got. I kept my distance at brst, but after a while I started looking for her in the evenings to spend time with her and unwind while I fed her. She's always curious and playful, and I'll often put my phone down with a youtube video for cats that she loves to watch and will playfully bat her paws at the bsh on the screen. I realized I wanted to bring her home when one night after a long day, she came up to where I was sitting, laid down in my lap and immediately buried her head into my chest. I knew then that we had made a connection and I couldn't leave her when I left."
"These kittens along with many others were dropped off at the U.S. Embassy Compound. I have been taking care of all of them. They are all very friendly and domesticated and all deserve a loving home far away from here."
"Najil is a sweet little girl who we found huddling in a corner in an Afghan compound. There were plenty of older dogs around, but she was the only one young enough not to be wary of humans yet. We fell in love with her immediately, and decided to bring her back to base with us. After a few weeks together, we can't bear the thought of leaving her in Afghanistan."
"I found Sasha and his siblings as well as 3 other litters on the camp I work with Afghan military personnel on. I am feeding them and working to get veterinary care so that they will be healthy and no threat to military personnel which might endanger them to be euthanized. I have grown attached to Sasha and his sister Romy. Sasha is a little shy (I think he is the runt) Romy is a pushover and leads puppy pack. When they hear my voice they come out with tails wagging. I would like to adopt them both. I think it would be less traumatic for them to travel together and I own my home where they will live. I have been here for 6 months and I’m familiar with the adult dogs in the pack that these pups come from. They have great dispositions and will seek human attention. The mom and dad pair are close to the pups so I don’t think they are in immediate danger. I’ve also consulted with the Afghan commander for the camp and have his agreement that they will be safe until I can get them home. I have a lot of experience with dogs, raising them, rescuing them and training. Sasha and Romy have a great home with and active experienced dog mom waiting for them. They are my buddies. There are several soldiers in my unit that are part of the socialization and feeding of these pups and the adult dogs in the pack."
"The kitten I am trying to rescue was found on the street outside of MK Airbase Romania scared, covered in fleas, and hungry. My roommates and I have been sneaking other cats in to our barracks room, feeding them, cleaning them, and getting them homes back in the states. I never bonded with the others like I have Acasă. This has been my hrst time
overseas and even though it’s not a combat zone, it has been a struggle physically due to hip injuries and mentally along with missing the holidays. Acasă is Romanian for “the place where you feel comfortable, where you have family. It’s a place where you’re happy and where you feel you belong” and cannot be translated to a singular english word. Since I’ve
had Acasă, she has brought me that comfort as well as brought me the feeling of family that I have missed so badly. After watching others rescue animals before the harsh winter kicks in, I figured now I had to do it for myself. After watching one dog I was caring for freeze to death, I was shattered. I can’t see the same happen to Acasă."
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