U.S. Army Specialist Combat Medic Holden Schoenig, who is 22, wants to save five puppies and their mother found in the streets of Afghanistan where they have been living under a scrap metal pile.
He’s enlisted his mother’s help to get these dogs into the USA. He’s affectionately named the pups the ‘Kabul Commandos.’ Lucky, one of the pups, is destined to go to New York where he will live with the Schoenig family and await Holden’s arrival.
So far, funds have been raised for 4 of the 6 dogs.
If you’d like to help, you can donate to the Go Fund Me campaign being administered by Holden’s mother, Melanie.
Dogs give a lot of comfort to soldiers serving in battle; at only 22, I think Holden deserves a happy ending for his ‘pet project.’
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
Bummer this soldier didn’t know about Nowzad. They actually have a shelter in Kabul where they could have taken these pups in and kept them safe during fundraising. It sounds like Clipper House (The PRM shelter) is full up if they don’t have these pups in custody already.