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iHeartDogs.com & GreaterGood.org Help Bring Puppy Home from Iraq! More Soldiers Asking for Help…

By Denise Bash, Director of Special Projects

Erby is a stray pup that has stolen the hearts of Coalition soldiers in Iraq. One of these soldiers took the step to reach out for help for Erby because she knew that life in the camp is a bleak future for any animal. This solider, like so many others, found some comfort in deployment by providing nurturing and love to a found stray animal in an inhospitable and difficult place. Because of donors like you, our deployed soldiers have an opportunity to rescue and return to the United States with the pet they save overseas. Funding from GreaterGood.org and iHeartDogs.com will help bring Erby home the first week in February!

Read Erby’s soldier’s plea for help below, and you will see how important your support truly is to the person and animal in need!

With your help, more pets like Erby who are in need of rescue will have a chance at a happy home, and another soldier will return from a mission with their buddy safely.
Consider rescuing two souls today by clicking here.

“Erby is a stray who is estimated to be about four months old. She lives at Kurdistan Training Coordination Center (KTCC), near Erbil, Iraq. Erby is an adorable puppy who loves people, children and all animals that reside with her. The training facility is often full of soldiers from Germany, Italy, Britain, Sweden and Finland. She meets our convoys regularly, racing frantically, with her clumsy long legs often tripping on the way. She makes us all smile and laugh. As military members, we are often instructed not to touch or feed stray animals. Well, she receives a lot of love, hugs, pets, belly scratches and a lot of food and snacks.

She recently survived a sandstorm and eagerly awaited me to exit a building. For all intents and purposes, she is already luckier than most stray dogs in this country, but two of her siblings have disappeared. I would like to keep her safe and give her a permanent home with my small family. I want to continue to spoil her with love, medical care and comfort for the rest of her life.”

Our partners at the Puppy Rescue Mission are successfully working on Erby’s rescue as well as other lucky strays from war-torn countries. Erby’s family is anxiously awaiting her arrival which has been held up by dangerous conditions within the country. She is safe in foster care with a partner organization. We will write a follow-up as soon as Erby makes it home to the states!

With your help, more pets like Erby who are in need of rescue will have a chance at a happy home, and another soldier will return from a mission with their buddy safely.
Consider rescuing two souls today by clicking here.

 

by denisebash, February 19, 2018