Help for dogs in the military

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A friend of mine wrote me a note:  a vet clinic has “tons of stuff and $$ collected for military dogs and adopted dogs in Iraq” but they need to know where/who to send it to. Any ideas?

I didn’t have any ideas, but had seen this topic come up on Twitter now and then. I posted this question on the AboutVetMed Facebook and Twitter pages, to see if anyone had ideas. Lots of ideas came pouring in. I have not dealt with any of these sites, so use your own judgement and discretion, as when dealing with any charity. Hopefully this information will be valuable to viewers and dogs in need.

From Facebook

Angela Jordan wrote:
SPCA International

Operation Baghdad Pups Hundreds of U.S. troops serving in the Middle East befriend animals in the war zone in order to cope with the hardship and terror they face every day. Unfortunately, it is against military regulations for active duty personnel to care for an animal, let alone bring it home using military resources. U.S. troops need your help! Learn about the program and how you can help support U.S. troops and their loyal pets.

Mary Elizabeth Lorio wrote:
Yes!! Operation Baghdad pups. They help get animals befriended by OUR SOLDIERS home to the states. It’s part of SPCA INTERNATIONAL – NO BUDDY LEFT BEHIND!!
There is also a website to purchase military working dogs with cooling vests. (athough I am sure they don’t need them right now)
Check out:

You may want to find out if they need dog booties (to protect the dogs feet from sharp objects, cold and heat etc), Dog doggles-protect the eyes –


From Twitter

Op Baghdad Pups; also Military Working Dog Foundation

Iraqi Society for Animal Welfare (ISAW) c/o Jeffery Veuleman, CPA KBR Central, APO AE 09316 Iraq-

I’d suggest @dangerroom as an excellent (and caring) contact for similarly-minded military folks.

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