Help a Soldier take his beloved Tikka home! "The locals are cruel to dogs. I cannot bear to see that kind of life for this little pup that I have come to love and care so much about. I want to bring her home with me, to the loving life that she deserves."
When Tikka was rescued from the side of the road in a war torn area of Iraq, she was a scared, dirty, and emaciated puppy. After a month with Thomas, her “soldier dad” and rescuer, she’s put on weight, is losing her fear, and finding happiness… and they’re now inseparable companions. “She loves racing around with her new toys and sleeping curled up next to me. I don’t want to leave her here." Help our deployed soldiers rescue, care, and transport rescued free–roaming and abandoned dogs and cats — like sweet Tikka (above) who wants to go home with her soldier dad and join his family.
In Afghanistan and Syria it is common for dogs and cats to suffer from abuse and neglect. Many animals are free roaming with no families to turn to for help. If an animal is lucky enough to find its way to a U.S. base and is befriended by the soldiers, then the base becomes the animals' home and finds love for the first time in its life. Puppy Rescue Mission (PRM) helps these animals as it would be devastating to turn them back out into the wild when many have never known a different way of life.
In the words of PRM founder, "No soldier should ever be faced with the decision of leaving their beloved animal behind." These companions make our soldiers lives better. Their unconditional love is critical to the morale of our troops. In return, our soldiers want to save their companions from the dangers of neglect and cruelty and transfer the dogs and/or cats back home to safety to live in their loving homes.
PRM responds to soldiers requests for help by transporting their animal companions. Costs constantly change as a result of working in a war zone, in a third-world country, and at a great distance. Any dog or cat has to have a thorough medical exam, vaccinations, and a health certificate to be able to transport. Each animal also has to have a kennel or crate to transport them safely while flying. With your help we can get rescued animals that have only known abuse and neglect to safe and loving military homes!
You can help! Just a donation of $10 helps prove veterinary and transport needs of an adoptable animal being sent to a veteran for adoption.
Update from the Field
Aru was rescued by an Apache Pilot with the Army. "She came into our lives in Mazar-I-Sharif as only a small puppy. Her energetic and loving personality took us all by surprise and we instantly fell in love with her. Aru was in rough shape at the time with hip problems and scars all over her face but that didn't bring her down. That is, after all, how she got her name Aru, which means "to live." She has brought every Soldier who has come in contact with her instant joy. In a place and time where there is little happiness she has brought smiles to us all. I knew I had to find a way to get her home to the US so that she no longer had to live as a stray in an orchard, uncertain about her future. She is a young precious pup with lots of love to give. She has had a hard life in Afghanistan so far and I can't wait to give her the life she deserves in Washington State in loving and thankful home! She has greatly imprinted herself on my heart and I can't wait to be reunited with her on US soil."
Puppy Rescue Mission, Inc. (PRM) mission is to fund-raise and assist in animal rescue, foster and re-homing when needed, in particular animals bonded with soldiers, especially those deployed in war zones. We assist with requests, logistics, administration and fund-raising for the adopted stray dogs of war rescued by and bonded with soldiers. This may include vet care, supplies, transport and related issues. We work with or through other organizations that help our soldiers bring their companion animals home from war.
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