Did any good come out of the war in Afghanistan?
Two Starving Dogs In Afghanistan Think So.
US soldier Dan Barker’s heart was stolen by a starving stray while he was on tour in Afghanistan. Dan took pity on the dog, fed it, and named it Jack. His buddy Adam Krause also adopted a hungry puppy – Emma.
When Dan’s tour was nearing an end he could not bear the thought of abandoning his four legged friend again. But alas, the cost of bringing a puppy out of Afghanistan is high and it is dangerous.
Then Dan discovered Dogpile’s Search & Rescue program. Dogpile is a popular internet search engine (a place where you type in a term to discover more about it) and they donate a percentage of the money generated through search engine traffic (you and me – yes search engines make money by us surfing the internet). Their goal is to raise $1 million dollars for the ASPCA pet rescue by the end of 2009.
Rescuing dogs from Afghanistan was not part of their mandate but they found Dan’s plea as irresistible as Dan found the eyes of a hungry dog. So a phone call here, an official document there, and a couple of weeks after Dan and Adam get home – Rescue dogs Jack and Emma arrive in the USA. Just in time for Christmas!
As you can imagine – they were a little tired after their journey. And life in the USA is a little overwhelming compared to life in Afghanistan. But Jack and Emma are adapting to their knew life of luxury and peace.
While this story is touching and brings a little ray of sunshine into a dark circumstance, it could be repeated many times over if pet-lovers unite with Dogpile to meet their lofty $1 million goal.
So set your search page and search bars to Dogpile (that is the only cost to you) and every time you search the internet you will be adding a few cents to the global money bank – and making the world of a hungry abandoned pet a little less dark and desperate.