Whilst on a mission from Fire Base Davis, Qalat City, Zabul Province of Afghanistan the Special Forces soldier found a lonely abandoned pup maybe only three or four weeks old lying on a mound, the weather was extremely cold and the pup was freezing.
With no mother in sight, the soldier felt only compassion and scooped up the pup and carried it back to the fire base.
As the soldier said when he contacted Nowzad Dogs; ‘She is amazingly smart and very obedient. She already has been house trained (in a tent..) and knows how to sit and shake her paw. She is probably the smartest puppy I’ve ever seen. I’ve only been here for about a month and a half and don’t leave for the states until mid-August but I already have fallen in love with her and would really like to take her back home to live with me and my family. I can’t imagine leaving without her and leaving her to the next unit that shows up. I’m afraid of how they might treat her if they don’t like dogs. She isn’t a wild dog and would not survive in the wild dessert of southern Afghanistan on her own’.
Lucy arrived at the Nowzad shelter in July 2011 and was transported to the USA on 16 Nov 2011 as part of Operation American Reunite