Last month, we shared Athena’s story — a puppy rescued by Army Specialist Jeremiah, who was stationed in the Middle East. Athena was skin and bones when Specialist Jeremiah found her. He knew that taking in a stray dog was not allowed by the military, but he could not turn his back on the tiny, frail puppy. Specialist Jeremiah risked everything to save her, even sleeping outside his tent to keep her company at night. When he found out the Army would not allow him to bring her back to the United States, his heart broke, but he did not give up. He reached out to us for help, and thanks to your generosity, Athena is coming home!
Athena is now in our care, safe at our boarding facility in the Middle East. She has been getting lots of love and cuddles from our team and enjoys playing with the other dogs in our care. Athena will be making her way to Michigan next month for what we are sure will be an incredible reunion.
We are so grateful to everyone who donated to her rescue and transport, shared her story, and sent her prayers and well wishes. We could not have done this without you. With your help, we were able to raise enough to bring Athena home and also to help transport other patriot pets to their soldiers. These missions are never easy. They take a lot of time and planning, costing upwards of $9,000 per animal and requiring anywhere between a few weeks to several months to complete. But despite the challenges, we remain committed to helping these heroes and their furry companions. They have given so much to us; it is only fair that we return the favor.
Thank you for your continued support of our Patriot Pets program.
To help fund the transport of other patriot pets, donate here.