Sunday, May 13, 2018

Soldier rescued puppy in Afghanistan...now he needs help

This soldier rescued a puppy from a garbage pit. Now he’s fighting to bring her home
Star Telegram
BY ELIZABETH CAMPBELL
May 12, 2018

ALEDO
Zack McEntire is fighting battles on two fronts, serving in Afghanistan and finding a way to bring his beloved puppy home when his tour ends in about a month.
Zack McEntire rescued this puppy from a garage pit in Afghanistan. He needs $6,000 for expenses to bring her to the United States. Paws of War

McEntire, a U.S. Army specialist from Aledo, found the Afghan hound named Mimi in a 50-foot “garbage burn pit” filled with medical waste in March, said his mother, Nancy McEntire.

“I can see him climbing down in to the pit to rescue the dog; he’s been a dog lover all of his life,” his mother said.
“He would always say, look what I found. We have to feed it,” his mother said.

Bringing Mimi home will not be easy. The cost is around $6,000 to cover the flight, quarantine and veterinary expenses.

McEntire is getting help raising the money from Paws of War, a nonprofit organization in Long Island, N.Y., that helps soldiers who want to return home with their dogs. Donations can be made through “Operation Saving Mimi.” Paws of war also trains service dogs for veterans with PTSD.
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