A heartwarming story about puppies and US Army Soldiers is taking place overseas as a group of deployed soldiers finds nine young pups and one cat hiding out in freezing cold weather. The soldiers did not reveal their names while posing for pictures with the cute young dogs. Now, the animal rescue organization Paws of War has jumped in to help bring the scared little pets to safety.
The soldiers, who refused to share their names in order to maintain their privacy, let US Army Specialist “L” speak on their behalf about the dogs and the need to get them out of harm’s way as soon as safely possible. With the Christmas Season in full swing, Specialist L and his fellow soldiers are asking for help bringing these pets somewhere out of the dangers of the battlefield in which they currently live.
Fox News shared an email sent for the Paws of War organization, in which the group described the need to transport the young animals as soon as possible. Paws of War explained that the dogs were “born into a hostile environment that threatens to claim their lives at any moment.”
Continuing the organization also explained the following. “Most are just puppies and they don’t stand a chance against the harsh elements and ever-present danger lurking in every direction and, as the temperatures plunge and snow begins to fall, they are already struggling.”
Paws of War co-founder Robert Misseri also shared a statement in the same article shared by Fox News Digital. He talked about horrendous winter weather that is taking a toll on the pups in the most vulnerable phase of their lives. While the soldiers are doing their best to keep the dogs and cat safe, it is not always something that our servicemen can put at the top of their priority list.
Misseri said, “Alongside the many dangers these animals face overseas, the winter weather is brutal. With snow and below-freezing temperatures, these [animals] have nowhere to go if not with the soldiers who are doing their best to protect them. We are working around the clock to be able to rescue everyone, but this is a big operation, and due to the increase in war and unrest, we have been inundated with requests for help from our troops to save the animals they love.”
Specialist L talked about the dog named Onyx, whom he had adopted from the litter, saying that he found the puppy abandoned on the roadside with visible wounds and lost fur. Having lost his own dog, Tonka, shortly before leaving on this deployment, L saw this as an opportunity to do the right thing.
He said, “My heart broke when I saw him and I wasn’t sure whether he would survive, he was so small — barely the size of my boot. I couldn’t walk away. I looked into his eyes and saw he wanted to live. I also saw the same unconditional love I used to get from Tonka. He was coming with me.”
Featured image: Paws of War, Facebook
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