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Wed Apr 28, 2021, 10:20 AM

Army Sergeant Reunites With The Puppy She Saved Overseas

She couldn't forget her ❤️️

By Lily Feinn
Published on 3/14/2021 at 11:36 PM

Army Sergeant Webb was serving overseas when she came across a little stray dog in need of help.

The scrawny black and brown puppy was the weakest of a group of strays, and Sergeant Webb couldn’t stand to watch her struggle. She jumped into action and started caring for the dog, whom she named PupPup, raising her along with her other responsibilities.



However, when Webb's tour ended sooner than expected, she worried she’d have to leave PupPup behind. After so long caring for the puppy, the two had formed an incredible bond.

Webb reached out to Paws of War, a nonprofit that helps active military personnel bring animals they’ve rescued back to the States, hoping that they could help PupPup.



“I’m desperately asking Paws of War to help me bring my beautiful, helpless PupPup back to America with me because I can’t stand the thought of leaving her behind,” Webb wrote to Paws of War. “This spot can be very harsh to dogs and I fear she will die if she is left behind. Plus, we have formed such a strong bond that means everything to me. I can’t turn my back on her and would be forever grateful for the help to get her home.”



Robert Misseri, the cofounder of Paws of War, immediately started working on PupPup’s case. “We got on the ground while [Webb] was still serving,” Misseri told The Dodo. “She was about a week and a half from leaving, so we knew we had a very short window to get PupPup.”

First, they brought PupPup to a veterinarian to be vaccinated, and then coordinated a foster home for PupPup to quarantine in until she could leave the country. After four canceled flights, PupPup was finally able to board a plane to her new life.

You can watch PupPup and Webb's touching reunion here:



When PupPup finally arrived safely, Webb couldn’t believe it was really happening.

“She didn’t believe it until she finally showed up there,” Misseri said. “She has called me every day since and texted me that she still can’t believe that PupPup is with her. She said that it would have weighed very heavy on her heart if she'd had to leave PupPup there."



PupPup and Sergeant Webb have picked up right where they left off, and couldn’t be happier to be together.

“They’ve become inseparable,” Misseri said.

https://www.thedodo.com/daily-dodo/army-sergeant-reunites-with-the-puppy-she-saved

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catbyte Apr 28 OP
4Q2u2 Apr 28 #1
bluedigger Apr 28 #2
4Q2u2 Apr 28 #3
catbyte Apr 28 #4
FoxNewsSucks Apr 28 #5
Ocelot II Apr 28 #6
4Q2u2 Apr 28 #7
demmiblue Apr 28 #10
abqtommy Apr 28 #8
Ocelot II Apr 28 #9
North Shore Chicago Apr 29 #11

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 10:27 AM

1. Not enough Dogs in America

We definitely need to import dogs.

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Response to 4Q2u2 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 10:42 AM

2. You understand nothing about human-dog bonding.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 10:55 AM

3. I understand it is

now gone beyond rational into the realm of Idol worship and self centeredness.

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Response to 4Q2u2 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 11:07 AM

4. If you don't like my posts, please feel free to put me on "ignore."

Thank you and have a nice day.

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Response to 4Q2u2 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 11:56 AM

5. We do.

And in trade we can export rightwing nutjobs.

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Response to 4Q2u2 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 11:59 AM

6. There are never enough dogs.

There are just too many assholes.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 12:46 PM

7. Just because it's your "Pet Project"

Does not make it right. Asshole to you to.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/environment/article164990657.html

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2017/08/02/whats-your-dogs-carbon-pawprint/?sh=7b8ed9613a63

https://www.ovoenergy.com/blog/lifestyle/carbon-pawprints-the-environmental-impact-of-pets.html

https://www.businessinsider.com/americans-spend-money-pets-higher-rate-food-medicine-2019-11

https://kdvr.com/news/money/americans-are-spending-on-their-dogs-and-cats-like-children-thats-a-boon-for-pet-food-companies/

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fish-food/one-third-of-world-fish-catch-used-for-animal-feed-idUSTRE49S0XH20081029


"The biggest contributor to the “pawprint” is what we put in our pet’s bowl every day. In an eye-opening US report2, UCLA professor Gregory Okin explains how America’s cats’ and dogs’ eating habits are responsible for releasing as many as 64 million tons of greenhouse gases every year. That’s roughly the equivalent of driving over 13 million cars. Meaning your average canine’s carbon footprint is twice that of a 4x4 car. Crazy but true."

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Response to 4Q2u2 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 02:29 PM

10. ...

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 01:58 PM

8. catbyte, I for one value your ops and would never put you on ignore. I have found that

ignore can be a useful tool to use and it does work both ways. Hint! Hint!

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 02:17 PM

9. Hear, hear!

I love these posts; I love hearing about animals and the people who love them - and vice-versa.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 05:38 AM

11. A satisfying rescue!

All of the red tape this young soldier had to go through to give this puppy a forever home.

I applaud her, the rescue group and all of the folks who donate money to them. Thank you!

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