No Buddy Left Behind

Bringing U.S. Troops' Dogs And Cats Safely Home From The Combat Zone

Book Description

No Buddy Left Behind unveils the life-altering relationships American troops serving in the Middle East have shared with the stray dogs and cats they've rescued from the brutalities of war. Overcoming monumental obstacles, Operation Baghdad Pups' program manager Terri Crisp makes it her mission to save these wartime “buddies,” get them out of danger, and bring them home to the soldiers who love them. How exactly does someone get animals out of a country at war when normal resources are lacking and every step of a plan to transport animals could get you arrested, kidnapped, or blown apart? As Crisp soon learns, each rescue mission from first to last is a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants experience, and no animal is truly safe until its paws touch U.S. soil. Terri and her team have saved the lives of 223 dogs and forty-two cats befriended by military personnel since February 2008and No Buddy Left Behind finally tells this story.

About Crisp, Terri

Terri Crisp is the author of Out of Harm’s Way and Emergency Animal Rescue Stories and the Program Manager for SPCA International’s Operation Baghdad Pups. She has been featured on the Oprah show, national news programs, and morning talk shows, and numerous national publications.
 
Cynthia Hurn is a freelance writer who has worked with animal rescue in Canada, England, and the United States.