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

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No Buddy Left Behind is not only about rescuing strays but also about U.S. soldiers trying to survive the horrors of war and readjust to life back home.  Many troops serving in the Middle East share life-altering relationships with stray dogs and cats they save from the brutalities of war. Overcoming monumental obstacles, Terri Crisp makes it her mission to get these soldiers’ “buddies” out of danger, and bring them home to the people who love them.


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

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Overview

No Buddy Left Behind is not only about rescuing strays but also about U.S. soldiers trying to survive the horrors of war and readjust to life back home.  Many troops serving in the Middle East share life-altering relationships with stray dogs and cats they save from the brutalities of war. Overcoming monumental obstacles, Terri Crisp makes it her mission to get these soldiers’ “buddies” out of danger, and bring them home to the people who love them.


So, how does someone get an animal out of a country where a dysfunctional infrastructure means that normal resources don’t exist, and every step of a plan to transport animals could get someone arrested, kidnapped, or blown apart? As Crisp soon discovers, each rescue mission, from first to last, could easily be terminated at any point, and no animal is truly safe until its paws touch U.S. soil. Terri and her team have saved the lives of hundreds of dogs and cats befriended by military personnel, and No Buddy Left Behind tells this incredible story.

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Editorial Reviews

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"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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762785438
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 682,689
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Terri Crisp
Terri Crisp is the author of Out of Harm’s Way and Emergency Animal Rescue Stories and the Program Manager for SPCA International’s Operation Baghdad Pups. She has been featured on the Oprah show, national news programs, and morning talk shows, and numerous national publications. Cynthia Hurn is a freelance writer who has worked with animal rescue in Canada, England, and the United States.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Chapter 1 How It All Began 1

Chapter 2 Getting the Call 11

Chapter 3 The Kindness of Strangers 23

Chapter 4 Rescue Mission #1 34

Chapter 5 A Brother's Plea 51

Chapter 6 K-Pot and Liberty 60

Chapter 7 New Friends 69

Chapter 8 Guard Duty 81

Chapter 9 Finding Felines 92

Chapter 10 Heroes in the Making 109

Chapter 11 Reaching Out 121

Chapter 12 Patriot Pets 131

Chapter 13 Team Effort 140

Chapter 14 Countdown to Baghdad 151

Chapter 15 In the Red Zone 162

Chapter 16 Full House 178

Chapter 17 The French Connection 194

Chapter 18 Au Revoir! 208

Chapter 19 Letting Go 221

Afterword Cynthia Hurn 231

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  • Posted January 17, 2012

    Highly recommended - 5 stars

    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.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 10, 2013

    A touching true story that you find hard to put down. The people

    A touching true story that you find hard to put down. The people involved in this mission were truly exceptional. They never gave up!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 3, 2013

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    Name bella desciption cute funny smart blak white and orang fur friendly. Gender Female. Cutiepatutie20032012

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    Carmen here.....

    This book sounds awesome and sad too. I sooo want to get this book.

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