While based in Eastern Europe last fall, US Army Sgt. Charity Webb and her colleagues met a stray female dog hanging around their base. They immediately noticed that she was pregnant, and before long, the mama dog gave birth to a litter of adorable puppies.
Since the area was known for being cruel to strays, the soldiers took it upon themselves to care for the pups. They hid them from aggressive dog hunters and started feeding them with their own meals. It didn’t take long for the little furballs to warm up to kind-hearted servicemen.
However, there was one puppy named Pup Pup, who was different from the rest of the litter. You see, she was so scared of the world that she would always freak out and cry every time someone would hold her. It took weeks for Sgt. Charity to befriend the little dog and gain her trust.
When she finally succeeded, she and Pup Pup slowly formed an adorable friendship. They started hanging out all the time and eventually became the best of friends. That was why when Sgt. Charity received news about the end of her deployment, she immediately thought of ways to bring the dog to the US, too.
Unfortunately, she had no financial means to do so, so she decided to look into the non-profit Paws of War. The organization had helped numerous soldiers bring their dogs to the states from overseas. But since they solely depended on donors to arrange the pups’ transportation, they turned to the public to raise enough funds.
Lucky for Sgt. Charity, the New York Post tabloid caught wind of her and Pup Pup’s story and decided to feature them online. As soon as their story was posted, Paws of War started receiving tons of donations from across the country. They eventually managed to collect enough funds not only for Pup Pup but for one other dog, too.
Sgt. Charity couldn’t be more grateful to the non-profit and the donors, especially when she was finally reunited with her beloved dog before the end of February. Look at the happy pair here.
Courtesy of Paws of War