Readers' Comments

add comment

Article:

Sat, Nov 14 | By Amy Lieberman | 57

NEW YORK -- Iraq is the wrong place to go if you are a dog lover, according to Marine pilot, Maj. Brian Dennis, who remarks that soldiers can see hundreds of stray dogs a day in need of food, care and affection. Yet in a … more ›

No Dog Left Behind
54 results
Irineyuma
Flag

Irineyuma
4 years ago

It is a wonderful program, which is so need.
And it is help to the soldiers to be stronger.

Good Point | Reply ›

Kavykeeper
Flag

Kavykeeper
4 years ago

Animals give unconditional love and if you're in a life or death situation, wouldn't some unconditional love be a wonderful thing?

Good Point | Reply ›

BDougher
Flag

BDougher
4 years ago

I feel just knowing that an innocent animal loves you and is dependent upon you gives a person determination to stay alert and alive.
And those hugs and kisses from the innocent furry little kids is such a wonderful reward. They don't care if you aren't wearing the latest fashions, or if you don't have the nicest hairdo either or if you don't smell so good. You smell good to them.

I've never experienced war in the literal sense of the word...but I do know what it is like to have an innocent furry little kid on your side...it is a special feeling for sure.

It would be great if all of the military could get to bring home a furry friend. That would be great for all.
International SPCA is doing a wonderful thing.

Good Point | Reply ›

Debby
Flag

Debby
4 years ago

sounds like a wonderful program.. I don't know how they could deter a soldier overseas in not making friends with a stray dog or cat.. there is so much an animal can give you back that you can't get anywhere else.. the most important unconditional love. I am sure it is so easy to become lost and lonely.. you can be in a crowd of thousands and still feel alone. psychologically I can see some wonderful benefits.
I hope the programs also look at the spay/ neuter of these strays or organizations that can help with the uncontrolled numbers.

Good Point | Reply ›

di
Flag

di
4 years ago

I am so glad that all works out well, and the poor animal has to sense trauma from just being there exposed to all the noise and violence, to have a heart that they can bond with and know they will be ok is just a god send to all. good luck to those trying to get the pups to the usa.

Good Point | Reply ›

Phenry303
Flag

Phenry303
4 years ago

I think that we find our own humanity when we reach out to help an animal that unless helped by us, faces certain and probably painful and frightening death. In times war, the respite provided by these lonely angels give our military men and women the strength to carry on.

Good Point | Reply ›

Gregory H.
Flag

Gregory H.
5 years ago

I am glad there are organizations like Operation Baghdad Pups and No Dog Left Behind to help these Soldiers reattach to these dogs. These pups are big morale boosters over there for them and I am sure when they have to leave it makes the soldier feel sad knowing they are leaving the dog behind to suffer in a war zone. I have never heard of these programs till now but I am glad there are people to help the soldiers finance and transport their companion animals from the war zone to their state-side homes.

Good Point | Reply ›

paige s.
Flag

paige s.
5 years ago

tHIS SEEMS LIKE A WIN-WIN. THE TROOPS GET THE LOVE AND COMPANIONSHIP OF THE ANIMALS AND THE ANIMALS HOPEFULLY GET A NEW HOME AWAY FROM THE WAR. NO DOG LEFT BEHIND AND OPERATION BAGHDAD PUPS SEEM LIKE GREAT PROGRAMS.

Good Point | Reply ›

L M.
Flag

L M.
5 years ago

I don't think we have this channel, but it certainly makes you stand up and take notice. Wow!

Good Point | Reply ›

Judy M.
Flag

Judy M.
5 years ago

I watched the program. I really enjoyed it; I would watch it again and recommend it to any animal lover. The love these GIs have for these animals is amazing; and it's also amazing what the GIs go thru to save them. I am all for this program. Keep up the good work.

Good Point | Reply ›

Denise L.
Flag

Denise L.
5 years ago

So sad for the animals & the soldiers....I wish there were more rescues being done in Iraq, so this wouldn't be such an issue. I feel that soldiers should be able to adopt & care for strays if they want to & be allowed to bring them back home!

Good Point | Reply ›

Katie M.
Flag

Katie M.
5 years ago

I agree, they should be able to adopt and bring home the strays.

Good Point | Reply ›

Julie
Flag

Julie
5 years ago

I wonder is the Military Channel will repeat the program. It sound like a must see. I could see how these animals make the soldiers feel a little bit of home.

Good Point | Reply ›

Momba
Flag

Momba
5 years ago

It's possible. I've seen repeats of other stories on there. Keep an eye out for it. If I see it listed again, I'll post it on zootoo.

Good Point | Reply ›

Linda B.
Flag

Linda B.
5 years ago

There was a story similar to this earlier this year. It's wonderful that they take these animals in and care for them and should be able to bring them home.

Good Point | Reply ›

Katie M.
Flag

Katie M.
5 years ago

It is wonderful.

Good Point | Reply ›

daryl b.
Flag

daryl b.
5 years ago

i had never heard of this military channel i wish it was in my lineup.

Good Point | Reply ›

Momba
Flag

Momba
5 years ago

Daryl, I wish everyone had the Military Channel. You would have loved the No Dog Left Behind story. Mostly I cried through it, but there were a couple of things that made me laugh, too. It was wonderful!

Good Point | Reply ›

Gail S.
Flag

Gail S.
5 years ago

Given the price of war and what the Government spends on the military, $4,000 isn't that much to bring a dog here to the US who has brought comfort and companionship to one of our servicemen. Animals have speical effect o human beings and it is touching toread this story and find that some f our soldies are connecting with animals oversees

Good Point | Reply ›

Kris
Flag

Kris
5 years ago

This seems like a win-win. The troops get the love and companionship of these animals and the animals hopefully get a new home away from the war. No Dog Left Behind and Operation Baghdad Pups seem like great programs.

Good Point | Reply ›

Debra B.
Flag

Debra B.
5 years ago

War torn Iraq or Afghanastan is no place for man or beast. The connections these soldiers must make with these cats and dogs must be something comforting and familiar in a hostile and incomprehensible environment. I would expect to see the requests for animal transport from Bagdad Pups to only increase.

Good Point | Reply ›

DevilDawg
Flag

DevilDawg
5 years ago

Excellent comment Deb.

Good Point | Reply ›

Linda B.
Flag

Linda B.
5 years ago

I would hate to have to leave a pet behind and to think about leaving one defenseless in a war torn country would be awful. I hope this program gets the support it deserves.

Good Point | Reply ›

Carol Ann
Flag

Carol Ann
5 years ago

i have the book about Nubs and it is just truly beautiful!

Good Point | Reply ›

Al4
Flag

Al4
5 years ago

I enjoy reading these in depth stories. Its important for us to keep up with what people are doing for animals.

Good Point | Reply ›

Amanda V.
Flag

Amanda V.
5 years ago

Amen!! We need more programs like this. This is a wonderful idea and I hope there funding continues and they can save more animals lives!!

Good Point | Reply ›

Stephanie
Flag

Stephanie
5 years ago

This is a wonderful program! Having pets is wonderful. Soldiers shouldn't be excluded from that.

Good Point | Reply ›

Johnnynalex
Flag

Johnnynalex
5 years ago

i completely agree, plus in that high stress area far from their families for months its hard not to bond to something i would think.

Good Point | Reply ›

Katie M.
Flag

Katie M.
5 years ago

I agree, it is wonderful and I hope it continues also.

Good Point | Reply ›

Momba
Flag

Momba
5 years ago

I just watched the program and did a journal on it. The program was great, and SPCA Intrenational is doing a wonderful thing.

Good Point | Reply ›

Peggy W.
Flag

Peggy W.
5 years ago

Animals have long been a comfort to soldiers during times of war. I am glad to see that the animals are being loved and not abandoned in such a war torn environment. I do feel grief and sympathy for the people also that have become victims of this horrendous war.

Good Point | Reply ›

daryl b.
Flag

daryl b.
5 years ago

a while ago i had posted a pic of my dad during wwII holding a litter of puppies with the biggest smile on his face. i know these pups brought him a lot of comfort being away from his family. i don't know what the rules for bringing these pups home he was in the fiji islands and would like to think the troops would have been alowed to bring their friends home to their families

Good Point | Reply ›

KARENLOVESLABS
Flag

KARENLOVESLABS
5 years ago

This is maybe one tiny good thing. I can't help to feel bad for the dogs, but I also know there are kids & woman who suffer as much due to the war. The dogs are the lucky ones I guess.

Good Point | Reply ›

Bowne
Flag

Bowne
5 years ago

Great program! What a comfort these animals are to these soldiers. I can see why they would become attached to them and want to bring them home.

Good Point | Reply ›

Katie M.
Flag

Katie M.
5 years ago

I completely agree.

Good Point | Reply ›

Jan H.
Flag

Jan H.
5 years ago

I’m guessing but I think the cost is from medical care, shots, crates, paperwork, retrieving the animals from hostile areas and concerns about disease. I think it’s a great program; It allows animals that have bonded with soldiers to have a better life.

Good Point | Reply ›

Katie M.
Flag

Katie M.
5 years ago

I think this is a great program also.

Good Point | Reply ›

LeroysMomLA
Flag

LeroysMomLA
5 years ago

Great article about a wonderful program. Here's another story about their rescue missions in October that saved 33 dogs: www.ilovedogs.com/blog/?p=4210

Good Point | Reply ›

Kris
Flag

Kris
5 years ago

Thanks for the link. It is a great article.

Good Point | Reply ›

Michele Z.
Flag

Michele Z.
5 years ago

I wonder how much it costs for a one-way "person" ticket to or from Iraq? Surely not $4,000. So why would it cost so much to transport an animal?? There must be a cheaper way.

Good Point | Reply ›

daryl b.
Flag

daryl b.
5 years ago

why can't they be sent in cargo planes even of they are sent as cargo

Good Point | Reply ›

Lilyrose
Flag

Lilyrose
5 years ago

I'm not sure why the cost is so high...but my guess would be crates, vaccinations, paperwork, and quarrentine time. My daughter lived overseas for three years and the paperwork we went through for her to be able to take her dog with her was unreal!

Good Point | Reply ›

Momba
Flag

Momba
5 years ago

I can't wait to see this on TV. Sounds like we'll need a box of tissues, though. We should support our troops in any way that we can, and if adopting pets is one way we can do that then we should do it. They sacrifice so much, the least we can to is donate some money to let them bring their pets home with them.

Good Point | Reply ›

daryl b.
Flag

daryl b.
5 years ago

i whol heartedly agree with that

Good Point | Reply ›

Katie M.
Flag

Katie M.
5 years ago

I can't wait to see this on TV also.

Good Point | Reply ›

Lynn
Flag

Lynn
5 years ago

I am so very glad they are doing this for the soldiers....the bond that can be created with an animal when you are feeling alone, can be a very strong one. These animals provide a sense of comfort that many of these soldiers need during very stressful times....I hope they are able to continue rescuing these adopted pets.

Good Point | Reply ›

Katie M.
Flag

Katie M.
5 years ago

I am also very glad that they are doing this for the soldiers. These pets are probably one of their only sources of comfort over there.

Good Point | Reply ›

Lynn
Flag

Lynn
5 years ago

Very true!!

Good Point | Reply ›

L M.
Flag

L M.
5 years ago

It's just all so sad, pathetic, gut-wrenching.

Good Point | Reply ›

Add Your Comment

Already have an account? Log in now for faster commenting or Join Zootoo

 

You might also enjoy:

Top Stories

We’ve all grown accustomed to the many fundraisers and charitable events that the pet industry produces for homeless pets. From pet food companies… more ›

Helping Pet Rescues is Good For Business

Advertisement

Advertisement