Army Refuses to Let Soldier Bring Home Dog From Iraqi

A 28-year-old Army sergeant will soon be returning home from Iraq–as of right now, the puppy she saved and took care of while there, will not be allowed to come with her.

Although exceptions have been made, the U.S. Defense Department does not allow soldiers to bring home pets from other countries.

Operation Baghdad Pups, a program run by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International, has started an online petition to help convince the Army to let the puppy come to the United States.

Five months ago, the sergeant and another soldier had rescued the puppy, which she named Ratchet, from a burning pile of trash.

So far, more than 10,000 people have signed Operation Baghdad Pups’ online petition.


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