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.
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...
We already signed the petition. This is a good thing to do!
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.
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.
Sen-Chan, Tom and Tama-Chan
Mom has already signed it! Thanks for this post!
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~
I didn't know any of these things...thank you for tellin' us! I signed the petition!
Dogs are NOT war materiel! Thanks for publicizing this.
A BIG FANK YOO fur posting about this!
Honestly? Pets compromise character and morale?
We are heading over to that petition.
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.
Sorry . . . blogger did the evil double post again!
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!
Thank you for telling us about this. We just went and signed the petition!
I am glad so many cats now have homes but we are very sorry to hear about the brave dogs, we will sign. FAZ
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
Sister had an Iraq dog come into the clinic the other day. She's such a sweet heart, and got a nice new family. :)
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!
Brown dog kisses,
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.
We sent Mommy to sign the petition. Thank you for posting this. ~S,S & C
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.
This is outrageous!!! We just made our maid sign the petition. Hopefully with the new administration things will get better.....
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