13 Dec '11, 11pm

Marine Welcomes Home Dog He Rescued, But Never Met | Care2 Causes

Marine Welcomes Home Dog He Rescued, But Never Met | Care2 Causes

A Marine from Texas wanted his story to be like the 200 other adoptions this year of stray dogs rescued by soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, but a twist of fate had the serviceman welcoming home a dog he never met. It was supposed to be a happy ending story for a dog named Bill who was the only survivor of a litter of 6 puppies that were nursed back to health by members of the Lone Star Battalion. Sgt. Jon Staffen had become very attached to the black and white pup and wanted to bring him back to his hometown of Dayton, to live. A website raised $12,000 in donations to care for Bill at an animal shelter in Kabul and pay for his trip to Pakistan and then the United States. But Staffen recently learned that Bill got sick with the deadly Parvo virus and died in late November. “Bill was a fighter. He survived as a 9-day-old puppy in Afghanistan. Kind of hoped he’d pull throug...

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