No Buddy Left Behind: Bringing U.S. Troops' Dogs and Cats Safely Home from the Combat Zone

No Buddy Left Behind: Bringing U.S. Troops' Dogs and Cats Safely Home from the Combat Zone

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by Terri Crisp, C. J. Hurn
     
 

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The love of a dog or cat helps heal soldiers' emotional trauma. One very special woman and program brings them back together after the war.No Buddy Left Behind is an animal book with a difference. It is not only about rescued dogs and cats, but also about U.S. soldiers trying to survive the horrors of war and readjust to life back home. It unveils the life-altering

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The love of a dog or cat helps heal soldiers' emotional trauma. One very special woman and program brings them back together after the war.No Buddy Left Behind is an animal book with a difference. It is not only about rescued dogs and cats, but also about U.S. 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 223 dogs and forty-two cats befriended by military personnel since February 2008—and No Buddy Left Behind finally tells this story.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"For Operation Baghdad Pups to succeed, a huge number of people from diverse walks of life—high school students, airline executives, veterinarians, military officers, journalists and others—had to work in concert, with patience, determination and selflessness, to get the animals safely home. This is the story of human beings at their best." —The Star-Ledger "The war took my son away, but that dog saved his life and brought him home again." —The mother of a Special Forces soldier whose dog was rescued by Operation Baghdad Pups"Many soldiers who wouldn't come for counseling before came just to see the puppy. While holding the dog, they would suddenly open up and we could establish therapeutic relationships. He was the best mental health technician on the team!" —Major Jennifer Mann, USAF (Retired) "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 toward life." —A soldier requesting help from Operation Baghdad Pups

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762773862
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
703,906
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Terri Crisp is the author of Out of Harm's Way and Emergency Animal Rescue Stories. As the Program Manager for SPCA International's Operation Baghdad Pups, she has made thirty-one trips to Iraq and Afghanistan since the program's inception. She has been interviewed on the OPRAH SHOW, national TV news programs, and morning talk shows, and numerous national publications have run stories on her work. To learn more about Terri and Operation Baghdad Pups, visit www.spcai.org. Cindy Hurn is a freelance writer who has also worked as a volunteer with large and small animals. Her essays, short stories and poetry have been published in The Sacramento Bee, Poetry Now Magazine, and Calaveras Station Literary Journal.

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No Buddy Left Behind: Bringing US Troops' Dogs and Cats Safely Home from the Combat Zone 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ml43 More than 1 year ago
An amazing book, a must read! So glad these soldies and their families are reunited with these pets!. The SPCA has done an outstanding job in this regard and so glad they have told this story. If you love animals and the soldiers who are fighting for our freedom, you've got to read this book. I did not realize this project had taken place until I read this book and could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A touching true story that you find hard to put down. The people involved in this mission were truly exceptional. They never gave up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sounds awesome and sad too. I sooo want to get this book.
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Name bella desciption cute funny smart blak white and orang fur friendly. Gender Female. Cutiepatutie20032012
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Lilylight Description: silver wolf with green eyes. Personality: Nice, compassiate Gender: Female