Saturday, July 07, 2012
Meet Socks and her last surviving kittens. They live on base in Afghanistan, giving affection and amusement and companionship to the soldiers who are there on our behalf. Soon those troops will move on, and they are heartsick at the thought of leaving these three behind to be euthanized, or worse.
The military does not support the transport of animals back to the US and does nothing to help. I suppose that turning a blind eye and not enforcing all the rules against it is a help. Anyway, it falls to us to help bring these sweet critters home.
Yes, we can save a lot of animals right here in this country with that kind of money. But here's the thing -- it's not only about Socks, it's about her troops. Surrounded by death and destruction, these soldiers have found something that touches their humanity. This deserves to be celebrated!
And it's always nice to support our troops.
The Puppy Rescue Mission has done this sort of thing a lot. Here's a third-party account of just one of their success stories.