“U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan befriend local animals as a way to help cope with the emotional hardships they endure every day while deployed in a war zone.”
“The Operation Baghdad Pups program provides veterinary care and coordinates complicated logistics and transportation requirements in order to reunite these beloved pets with their service men and women back in the U.S.”
“These important animals not only help our heroes in the war zone, but they also help them readjust to life back home after combat.”
All text in quotes from the Operation Baghdad Pups site.
I heard about this on an animal planet tv show. It was awesome to see the efforts they went through to get these animals a forever home. Very touching! I think its a great concept.
Laurie AE says
The dogs in Baghdad (and there is a huge stray population there) are rounded up and killed on a regular basis by the government.
Shocking but true.
If there can be even a handful saved, there is something good being done. Dreadful to think about the rest, but since all dogs go to heaven, there will be a lot of furry faces waiting to meet good people at The Bridge!