No Buddy Left Behind Bringing U.S. Troops' Dogs And Cats Safely Home From The Combat Zone

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-11-06
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
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No Buddy Left Behindunveils the life-altering relationships American troops serving in the Middle East have shared with the stray dogs and cats they've rescued from the brutalities of war. Overcoming monumental obstacles, Operation Baghdad Pups' program manager Terri Crisp makes it her mission to save these wartime "buddies," get them out of danger, and bring them home to the soldiers who love them. How exactly does someone get animals out of a country at war when normal resources are lacking and every step of a plan to transport animals could get you arrested, kidnapped, or blown apart? As Crisp soon learns, each rescue mission from first to last is a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants experience, and no animal is truly safe until its paws touch U.S. soil. Terri and her team have saved the lives of 223 dogs and forty-two cats befriended by military personnel since February 2008 and No Buddy Left Behindfinally tells this story.

Author Biography

Terri Crisp is the author of Out of Harmís Way and Emergency Animal Rescue Stories and the Program Manager for SPCA Internationalís Operation Baghdad Pups. She has been featured on the Oprah show, national news programs, and morning talk shows, and numerous national publications. She lives in Somerset, California.††††

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
How It All Beganp. 1
Getting the Callp. 11
The Kindness of Strangersp. 23
Rescue Mission #1p. 34
A Brother∆s Pleap. 51
K-Pot and Libertyp. 60
New Friendsp. 69
Guard Dutyp. 81
Finding Felinesp. 92
Heroes in the Makingp. 109
Reaching Outp. 121
Patriot Petsp. 131
Team Effortp. 140
Countdown to Baghdadp. 151
In the Red Zonep. 162
Full Housep. 178
The French Connectionp. 194
Au Revoir!p. 208
Letting Gop. 221
Afterwordp. 231
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