Help Bring Freedom to a Soldiers Pet this July 4th

Photo courtesy of Guardians of Rescue

As the saying goes, freedom isn’t free. There is always a cost that someone is paying for it, somewhere. This July 4th, as the country celebrates its Independence, one soldier is on a mission to make freedom the dream for his dog, Bo, who he had to leave behind in the Middle East. He bonded and cared for the dog, only to have to leave him behind when his deployment was over. This soldier who helped his country now needs a little help in return.

“As people plan their 4th of July festivities we are asking them to consider helping a soldier who sacrificed for his country, explains Robert Misseri, co-founder of Guardians of Rescue. “This year to celebrate freedom consider putting a few dollars toward helping a soldier relocate the dog he rescued and bonded with while deployed to America.”

While the festivities will be over within a few hours, helping to get Sergeant Little’s dog moved to America to live out his life with him will last for many years, and will save at least one of their lives. While stationed in the Middle East, he saw a dog that was malnourished in poor health hanging around the base. He immediately fell in love and began helping the dog, who became his best friend. He named the dog Bo and the two of them created a bond that dog lovers everywhere can relate to.

The relationship was going great as the two were family away from their family, until Sgt. Little received orders for his deployment to end. The military has a policy against allowing soldiers to take any animals back home with them, so he was told he would have to leave Bo behind. This was something he couldn’t fathom doing, especially in an area of the world know for treating dogs harshly, often killing them. That’s when he reached out to Guardians of Rescue for assistance in getting Bo moved to America to be with him and his family.

“I’ve heard amazing things about the work that Guardians of Rescue does to help military members and I had to take a chance and see if they could help me and Bo,” explained Sgt. Little. “As I celebrate freedom this 4th, I really hope that I will be able to be with Bo, or know that his freedom to be with me is right around the corner. It would mean the world to me.”

Bo continues to look for Sgt. Little and cries as the days go by without the two being together. Guardians of Rescue has helped numerous other military members relocate the pets they have rescued and bonded as they are stationed around the world. They can help Bo and Sgt. Little be reunited, too. It’s a costly expedition, however, and they will need the support of those in the community who want to help make it happen. To chip in and help with the mission, visit the site at:

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Photo courtesy of Guardians of Rescue
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