Monday, November 24, 2008

Mancat Monday

Today we is goin to celebrate the brave kittys and woofies dat got to travel to be home from Iraq.


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.

24 comments:

Evie/VampyVictor said...

OH MY.... I hopez that you sent the blogosphere a link about this... I can't believe it :((
We never would have thought... I do not know what to say we is just all disgusted...

Parker said...

We already signed the petition. This is a good thing to do!

Forever Foster said...

Unbelievable.
We are thrilled to hear that Ratchet was saved. Baghdad Pups are an amazing organisation, and deserve all the praise in the world.
I can't think of anything better for morale than having a kitty or woofie around.

Sen, Tama and Tom said...

We had already signed G&G's petition on puppy mills, but we went and signed the army dog/cat one, even though we are not US citizens! #1 read the book of the rescue of Lava, the dog, and thought it was the most beautiful story.

Yur Pals,
Sen-Chan, Tom and Tama-Chan

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Mom has already signed it! Thanks for this post!

Dana said...

Thanks for bringing this issue to light! Our mommy signed it, she was number 22,504!
Also, thanks for the kind words for Caddy Caddy.
~The Creek Cats~

Angus Mhor said...

I didn't know any of these things...thank you for tellin' us! I signed the petition!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Dogs are NOT war materiel! Thanks for publicizing this.

DEBRA said...

A BIG FANK YOO fur posting about this!

Purrs
Abby

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Honestly? Pets compromise character and morale?

We are heading over to that petition.

Tybalt said...

How sad and awful! You would think in this day and age even the military would be kinder to us furries. You can bet mommy is signing that petition! Thanks for letting us now about it.

Tybalt said...
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Tybalt said...

Sorry . . . blogger did the evil double post again!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

This is horrible! We had no idea the military did this so strictly. I think that having pets makes for better character and morale amoung beans! Especially those in the military far from home.

We will sign the petition right now!

Daisy said...

Thank you for telling us about this. We just went and signed the petition!

Christine and FAZ said...

I am glad so many cats now have homes but we are very sorry to hear about the brave dogs, we will sign. FAZ

Mickey said...

Shadow,Molly and Troo,and Jake ;)
I am so happy to call you my friends! You find the most interesting and important stories to bring to us!! Thank you!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Isis said...

Sister had an Iraq dog come into the clinic the other day. She's such a sweet heart, and got a nice new family. :)

Dannan and The Girl said...

Wrooooo! Thank you so much for posting about these kitties! It is so good to know that so many of them are being helped by our brave and compassionate soldiers. The Girl didn't even finish reading the post before she went to the petition to sign it! We are outraged that they consider compassion and empathy for animals to be something that compromises character and morale!

Excellent post!
Brown dog kisses,
Dannan

Everycat said...

This is a most excellent post. We signed the petition before. Thank you for showing us these stories. We think the military must be bonkers to be so against helping animals. It is one way that the military can show compassion in troubled times. We are happy that some animals are being saved.

Whicky Wuudler

THE ZOO said...

we just signed the petition. thanks for spreading tha werd abowt this.

Alasandra said...

We sent Mommy to sign the petition. Thank you for posting this. ~S,S & C

furrylogic said...

That you for posting this information. It is inspiring to know that some people are willing to risk their careers and livelihoods for abused and neglected animals. They deserve medals for their sacrifices. We should never forget their efforts.

The Cat Realm said...

This is outrageous!!! We just made our maid sign the petition. Hopefully with the new administration things will get better.....