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Update: 10 April 06: Winston landed
in the US today from Afghanistan.
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Update: 9 April 06: Snoop landed
in the US today!
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29 October 05: Snoop's Soldier writes: I am stationed in
Afghanistan. My story is about our Aid Station mascot named Snoop. Snoop
was raised by medics from a pup. When they found her abandoned, she was
so weak and sickly that they had to bottle feed her until she was strong
enough to eat on her own. Some of them attempted to bring her home before
they left Afghanistan, but the burden of the cost was more than they could
afford. When they left Afghanistan, Snoop was once again orphaned, relying
on the kindness of soldiers who would occasionally take pity on her and
feed her a few scraps of food. As selfish as it sounds, I hoped someone
else would take care of her because I knew I would become attached to her.
When the mandate from our FOB Commander came down that all dogs on the
FOB were to be killed, the MP’s took her 200 km away in the hopes she would
have a chance of survival rather than be executed at our own hands. Unbelievably,
Snoop made it back to the base three weeks later! She crossed mine fields,
high traffic roads, and probably some very cruel individuals who do not
value the companionship of a dog. Once again, Snoop bounced from home to
home; often digging for scraps in the trash can for food around the FOB
and sleeping under tents and bunkers at night. She was in such terrible
shape, that I begged our officer, to let me take care of her. Luckily,
my Assistant has an incredible love for animals and agreed that we needed
to take care of her. Through a combined effort of all the medics, we took
Snoop in and began caring for her. Snoop was very weak and lethargic, and
a CPT called her veterinarian back home for advice and we used the medications
we had available to us approved by the veterinarian to treat her. We groomed
her and gave her all the love we could. The transformation she has made
is remarkable! She’s healthy and happy and loves the new home she has been
given. She’s put on weight and looks like a completely different dog. Snoop
deserves a good home, a home which I am willing and prepared to give her.
I am well aware of the cost to bring her home and prepared to shoulder
the burden for the financial costs. Everyone knows how much I love this
dog, and I have been researching and asking for all the help I can get
to help get her back home. I appreciate any time taken out to process my
request and help me in my plight to bring Snoop home.