The Story of Izzy
"As we got ready to go back for training, the day started cloudy and cold. But we had a furry friend, not a pet mind you, show up as we prepared to go, and she brightened everyone's morning. Then the sun burst through the clouds, warming us and revealing a beautiful day for a mission to help the people of Afghanistan."
~ Izzy's soldier
For security reasons I wish not to give my name or rank, but I’m a soldier serving in Afghanistan. My fellow soldiers and I where on a mission when we found Izzy. She was just eight weeks old and barely able to stand, but she still came right up to us, almost as if she were asking for help. It was evident Izzy was starving to death and being mistreated. She has been a huge morale boost for my buddies and me. Many dogs and puppies are destroyed on bases to control disease. We cannot leave her behind. Dogs are not seen as companions in Afghanistan; they are seen as pests. Most run the streets and end up starving or dying of disease; others are shot. But in such a place as Afghanistan, so far from home, a puppy is a true friend for our soldiers and a much needed distraction from what can be a difficult environment. Izzy found us, and we can’t leave her to starve or get shot when we all go home to our families. So I’m trying to get Izzy back to the States. There is a loving home waiting for her when she gets there but I need help raising the money to send her on her way. Thank you so much for helping us; it means a lot to my fellow soldiers and I. Thank you.
A hopeful soldier
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“Returning from a mission to be greeted by a four legged fur ball full of wet slobbery kisses, wagging their tail excitedly because they are so happy to see that we’ve returned to them is such an incredible feeling. In a land where the sun never shines, tragedy strikes, and home is so far away, these animals are truly a blessing in disguise…”