You all know the story about Ratchet the woofie who almost did not get to come home to the USA to be with his bean lady mom Spc. Gwen Beberg.
This is Hope. Dis pretty calico was found by a guy bean Bruce who is an American contractor in Iraq. Hope was da first kitty to be rescued by Baghdad Pups. If yoo click on her piccy you can find her whole story.
This is Jasmine, the second kitty to be rescued. She was found in the ruins of a home by soldiers. Jasmine was the only survivor after her mom kitty and 2 litter mates were killed in a fire fight. If you click on her piccy you can find her whole story.
This is Miki. Miki is da 3rd kitty to be rescued. Miki decided to befriend soldiers there but they were threatened by the base leadership dat Miki wud be euthenized. If yoo click her piccy you will find her whole story.
This is Tom. Tom was found with a rope around his neck and struggleing for air. It took 2 soldiers and a big bad kitty fight to get the rope off his neck. (They cheated, they used TUNA!) Click the piccy for his whole story.
Here's the deal folks. The US Government prohibits conduct that compromises characters and morale. This means if a soldier befriends and helps an animal while at war the military WILL confiscate and kill the animals rescued by our troops. The soldiers who breach the policy on pets face the threat of serious punishment, including reduction in rank and court-martial. You CAN help!! Sign this petition to change the military policy about animals! (The mom lady did, she is #22,491.)
And did yoo also know dat only 204 of the 4,000 dogs that served in the Vietnam War survived. John Mayo had 2 dogs in Vietnam wif him, one killed in action and one NOT allowed to go home wif him but was euthanized. Now he has a traveling war memorial that let's beans know of these dogs.
Sadly though, the military considers war dogs as surplus equipment to be left behind or euthanized when conflicts end. It wasn't until November 6, 2000 that an adoption policy was put into place by President Clinton that ended that military policy.