The love of a dog or cat helps heal soldiers’ emotional trauma. One very special woman and program reunites them after the war.
“I have sacrificed a lot to serve my country. All that I ask is to be allowed to bring home the incredible dog that wandered into my life here in Iraq and prevented me from becoming terribly calloused towards life.”—a soldier requesting help from Operation Baghdad Pups
No Buddy Left Behind is an animal book with a difference. It is not only about rescued dogs and cats but also about US soldiers trying to survive the horrors of war and readjust to life back home. It unveils the life-altering relationships American troops serving in the Middle East share with the stray dogs and cats they rescue from the brutalities of war. Overcoming monumental obstacles, 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.
So, how 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 American soil. Terri and her team have saved the lives of 282 dogs and 58 cats befriended by military personnel since February 2008—and No Buddy Left Behind finally tells this story.
©2012 by Terri Crisp (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
I love best how much everyone was willing to help no matter what dangers there was.
I don't know of any other book that compares.
My feelings when reading this book made be happy and at time cry. I am a mail so that was not easy for me. However I to was in the US Army so I felt what many of the solders felt.
At first I did not like it that a woman was telling the story. However after a short time that did not matter any more as I was drawn into the story. Also it was a story about a woman and how much she cared for the people and animals. Also the fact that nobody was going to be left behind. She made sure of that! I loved the story!
I am the girlfriend to a wonderful man, the mom to two sweet doggie boys and two overly cautious girl cats, the Manager, Operations and Knowledge Support Services at CAMH, a blogger, a reader, a business owner, a friend, a sister, a daughter, a neice, a cousin, a twitter lady for The Puppy Rescue Mission... AND VERY TIRED! LOL!!!!
Dogs are amazing!
The info I learned about MWDs and the truth that the guys love their dogs.
She was able to capture the personality of each soldier she spoke for .
No Buddy Left Behind!
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