Wednesday, April 13, 2011


The Story of Rosco:

The story about how we found him is a simple one. We were conducting a shura one day at a local governmental center south of our FOB. Most dogs in Afghanistan are not friendly and do not simply approach soldiers. As I exited the building, one of the prettiest dogs I have seen in this country came up to me and started licking my hand. The dog was a female, and it was obvious she was nursing. She walked into an abandoned house, and we looked through the window at where she was going. There we saw 3 small, malnourished puppies; one of them was Rosco. When we entered the house, two of the puppies recoiled from us, but Rosco approached as happy as he could be. Our platoon had been wanting to adopt a dog, so this one seemed right. Rosco was so small when I picked him up that for the rest of the mission, he sat on top of my dismount radio on my chest rig. Since that day he has been a loved member of our platooon.

Rosco's final destination in the States will be Ft. Campbell, KY, about 45 minutes north of Nashville, TN. Our unit is scheduled to return to the States in late July or early August. If Rosco gets home before us, one of the wives is going to take care of him until we return. We just want Rosco safe in the States. Again, thank you so much for any help. We cannot thank you enough.

Time to help this BAND OF BROTHERS get Rosco to the USA! Paw Salute Soldiers for your big heart and more importantly for your service to the USA!

Lily: Love at First Sight

From the Soldiers Wife:

I think that Charlie fell in love with Lily the moment he found her. He loves all animals, but I think he has a special place in his heart for dogs. He told me that having her with him has made his time in Afghanistan easier to bear. I know that if he could not bring her home, he would be heart-broken. If there is anything that I can do to help with the process, please let me know, as I would be happy to help. Thank you again.

Lily was found at the back gate to our camp. She was severely emaciated and barely moving. We estimated her to be about 4 months old. We brought her to our compound and she barely moved for a week. She finally started eating and bounced back. We had a reservist who is a veterinarian in the civilian world give her shots and spay her. She is very outgoing and friendly. She learns quickly and has easily adapted to life with our unit.

When we read stories like this all we can say is... we are proud of our men and women fighting for our Freedom. They are compassionate and caring people and Paw Salute for looking after Lily. Yes We Can and Will Help you get Lily to the Land of the Free Because of the Brave!!!

Puppy Rescue Mission
"Soldiers Saving Puppies~Puppies Saving Soldiers"

Colorado Non Profit Corporation

Checks can be mailed to:
The Puppy Rescue Mission
PO Box 1516
Celina, TX 75009

Be sure and designate what dog you are donating for.

In the event that there are funds remaining from the donations for this animal the proceeds will be applied to the next animal to be rescued.
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The primary mission of Puppy Rescue Mission is to raise funds & assist various organizations which help soldiers bring home their furry friends from war. While PRM's primary mission is to assist soldiers and their furry friends, PRM will also, from time to time, assist an organization in rehoming a stray animal.