27 Apr '12, 8am

Dog Shelter Helping Soldiers Ordered To Move Or Close (Video) | Care2 Causes

Dog Shelter Helping Soldiers Ordered To Move Or Close (Video) | Care2 Causes

Petty Officer Zachary Henning was happy to be back home after a tour of duty in Afghanistan, but didn’t feel like it was a true homecoming until Gus, the stray dog that stayed by his side during his deployment, arrived in the U.S. to be with him. Gus is just one of 200 homeless dogs soldiers have been able to bring back as family pets, thanks to help from a group called Nowzad Dogs. For five years, Nowzad has survived against all odds rescuing stray dogs and cats from appalling conditions in Afghanistan and aiding soldiers from the U.S., Britain and other countries in adopting an animal they have grown to love during their deployment. Nearly every non-military dog that has been shipped home to a soldier, has spent time at the Nowzad shelter, which is the first ever animal shelter in Afghanistan. Now the shelter is at-risk of becoming homeless as officials in Kabul have giv...

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