The Rescue of Roscoe
In January we posted Roscoe’s story as his soldier had relayed it.
“Roscoe was found in Kabul, Afghanistan by a female NATO soldier when she heard his cries. He was trapped between two buildings and stuck in rubble and trash. She brought the small puppy back to her base in Kabul.
The NATO soldier tried keeping him but after two days was told she could not and that they were either going to release Roscoe back outside the fence into the city or put him down.
It was at this point I heard about Roscoe’s situation. I tracked down the soldier that had him and told her that I would take him and hide him since I lived on the other side of camp. And that I would try to get him back to the United States.
Roscoe has been living in my tent with my roommate and me for almost 2 weeks now, I have managed to order him pet supplies from Petco and had them shipped out here via APO while also keeping him clear of those who did not want him.
At this point I’m trying to get Roscoe back to Dallas, TX where I know that he will be safe. If I can manage to do so, I have already arranged with my parents for him to stay at their home where he will have a huge yard and companion to play with until I return home myself.”
After Roscoe had only been on our site for about a week we were contacted by someone who wanted to know what it would cost to bring Roscoe home. After we got back to her, we were very surprised when she immediately sent the full amount for his rescue. She and her husband are also Dallas residents and she “bought” Roscoe’s rescue as a birthday gift for her husband!
This incredibly special gift began just Roscoe’s trip out of Afghanistan, but a connection between this wonderful couple and Roscoe’s soon-to-be owners. We were able to put the donors, in touch with the soldier’s parents and all were there together to greet Roscoe when he arrived at Dallas-Fort-Worth Airport on February 23rd.
Here are some pictures of his arrival and the wonderful people who made it possible.
Roscoe’s new “parents,” his soldier’s parents, who will care for him until his soldier comes home.
And our wonderful donor who made this homecoming a reality