Our Troops are Rescuing More than People in Baghdad

@Aurone (4758)
United States
March 14, 2010 5:13pm CST
I saw the story about Kiki on Facebook and followed the link to the Baghdad Animal Rescue site. Kiki is a kitty in Iraq that some US Marines are taking care of. The kitten had been hanging around their came and then one day someone tried to skin Kiki alive (which is truly horrible) one of the Marines Brian got Kiki help and Kiki is recovering nicely. The trouble is that pets cannot be transported on Military flights and they have to find some other way to get Kiki back to the US. The Baghdad Animal Rescue is trying to find a way to allow Kiki to go home with Brian. I hope they succeed. If you want to read Kiki's story here is the link http://www.baghdadcatrescue.com/2010/03/kiki/ (not a referral link). What do you think? Should animals be allowed to go home with soldiers who adopt them? Maybe military should relax the no animals rule. I admire both Brian for helping Kiki and Louise for helping pets get over seas to their forever homes. Could you see yourself doing something like this? Or share any good rescue story you might have.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
15 Mar 10
It's always so heartwarming to hear stories like this of our military men or women wanting to take back a pet...I've usually have heard stories of dogs being transported to the US and this is the first time I've heard about a kitten. Yeah, usually the story goes that the individual soldier can't personally take the pet home but a whole drawn out arrangement is made involving a lot of other people and yes of course I would try to help if I could too
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
21 Mar 10
Sounds like that organization has helped several dogs and cats get to the states and to England. Its nice to know even in a place of war someone is caring about the animals who are also caught up in the turmoil.
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Mar 10
If I could i would help out that kitty too. I can understand why the can't travel on the troopers plane, as its not designed to be able to cary an animal safely. The cat would have to fly comcerially. I'm sure they'll find a way for the cat to get to the states. Lucky little thing too.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
21 Mar 10
I guess not. I hope they can get the kitty a ticket. It sounds like such a sweet kitty and would be good for the solider too. Animals can be so therapeutic.
• United States
19 Mar 10
i don't see why not.it's good for morale,and they want that.soldiers should be allowed to ship back whatever as long as it's not something illegal.
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
21 Mar 10
I agree or we should find some other way to help them. The soldiers do so much for our country the least the government could do would be to help them take their pets home.