Soldier Forced To Leave His Dog Behind In Iraq - Their Reunion Is Priceless

When a half-grown male dog snuck into a US army base in Iraq, the cute mutt soon stole the hearts of almost every soldier at the camp. The happy tail-wagging canine was named Ollie, and he became particularly attached to one soldier.

Army Specialist Ken Wyrsch basically adopted Ollie and took care of him as best he could. The two buddies spent nearly all their time together while Wyrsch was at the camp. “He was there when we left on our missions, he was there when we got back,” the lonely soldier said in an interview back in the states after completing his tour.

Not surprisingly, Wyrsch was heartbroken when the news came that the base in Iraq was being closed. That meant he was going to have to leave Ollie, but he was afraid the dog would not survive in the harsh conditions in Iraq when he went back stateside.

Instead of just forgetting about Ollie and moving on, Wyrsch contacted the SPCA International to try and work with them to raise the funds to rescue Ollie and bring the dog to California to live with him.

It took a little more than a month, but Wyrsch said he couldn’t have been happier when he finally went to the cargo depot to pick up his canine buddy Ollie.

Source: Little Things
Photo: WeLoveAnimals

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