Late in January 2012 in the midst of the worst winter in Afghanistan in 20 years we took a call from a concerned soldier in Kabul about a 3 week old puppy he had found on base. The puppy was cold, starving and weak and in serious danger of dying from the cold.
Within hours we managed to get to the base to be greeted by a very cold and hungry pup who was too young to be away from her mother but despite a through search of the area we were unable to locate mom or any siblings so we took the pup back to the shelter where we could care for her.
The pup quickly picked up and was given the name “Kelly”. Kelly thrived at our shelter but did not have the offer of a permanent home in the USA until one of the soldiers who had originally called us in got in touch and very kindly offered her a loving forever home. She was far too young to leave at this time so we continued to take care of her and finally in April 2012 she was old enough and strong enough to travel home to her soldier in America.
Kelly has settled very well with her soldier and is keeping him on his toes!