The Rescue of Murphy, aka Buddy
Two small puppies were abandoned by their mother and found near the Afghan National Army complex occupied by Coalition Forces less than 10 miles south of Kabul.
Although they lacked a lot initially, the Coalition began to give them a life. They were fed scraps of food, given water, and once their trust was built up, they were able to play and interact with the soldiers. They were known as Buddy and Pudgy.
Unfortunately Buddy lost this trust when an Afghan Guard kicked him in the head! This disturbing incident didn't go down well and it took time for the little 'fella' to gain any human trust again. Pudgy was also attacked, but this attack was by an adult dog. It left him alone and scared with blood pouring from a nasty gash on the side of his face. Once again Coalition Forces brought him back to some sort of normality.
Nowzad was able to
come to the rescue of these puppies and hoped to give them a much better life than they would have had being abused on the edge of a city.
Fortunately Pudgy was adopted by an Afghan family, but that left Buddy, still waiting for a home.
In February of 2012 Buddy won the lottery – and he hadn’t even bought a ticket! A supporter
e-mailed the SAC Fund to let us know that her husband and she could offer Buddy a home with their four other rescued dogs on their beautiful farm in eastern Canada.
We immediately began taking steps to make Buddy’s adoption a reality. And before long it was definitely happening. Again our donors stepped up and provided the funds to get Buddy’s transport paid. With the help of Buddy’s new owners, Laura launched a “Where is Buddy going?” puzzler on the SAC Fund’s Facebook page.
Here are some pictures from that series:
Finally it was time for buddy to leave Afghanistan. But his departure did not go easily.
First there was a mechanical problem with his plane and he was returned to Kabul. Then a New Year’s holiday was announced and he was unable to fly.
Finally – third time the charm – Buddy was on his way to Montreal and one of his amazingly wonderful new owners drove ten hours to pick him up at the airport!
Buddy had traveled from Kabul to Dubai to Zurich to Montreal.
Onne told us, “ He's one tough dog to go through that and then still give me kisses on my hand when I first met him.”
Now Buddy, renamed Murphy, is living very happily with Onne, Sandy, three dog brothers and one dog sister.
A wonderful rescue only made possible by you, our amazingly wonderful supporters.