UPS | Video | A Soldier’s Wish

SPCA International and UPS reunite an active duty soldier with the dog she rescued in the Middle East. 

Lily is an active duty service member who just returned to the States after three tours in the Middle East.

While serving overseas, she met a stray dog that stole her heart and named her Kelby, which means “my dog” in Arabic. Kelby was living amongst the rubble behind an abandoned building, surviving on scraps of garbage. Lily knew she had to bring Kelby home with her, so she contacted SPCA International to help. SPCAI had all of the processes in place to transport Kelby from the Middle East to the United States, but relies completely on donations. That’s where UPS stepped in to help.

When we heard about SPCAI’s work and the story of Lily and Kelby, we knew we had to do something. So we teamed up with SPCAI to deliver a very special reunion for Lily and Kelby, and also funded the reunion of three more rescue dogs with their active duty soldiers. Now, Kelby is starting a new life in her forever home with Lily by her side.