Of course the Guardians of Rescue (GoR) are involved with the compelling story about how soldiers fighting their way through Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan find friends in the form of stray dogs. So when GoR heard about “Sheba” and her pups needing transport to the United States. That transport is scheduled to take place on this coming Wednesday, September 4th.
While the soldiers were deployed, they came across a stray dog. Before long this team of brave souls adopted the dog, naming her “Sheba.” This lovely lass came to protect the soldiers from the other wild dogs in the area.
In March, the dog gave birth to seven puppies. The team donated all of their limited free time to feeding and caring for the puppies. Then they reached out to the Guardians of Rescue with a plea to transport the eight dogs to safety in the U.S.
“We are doing everything we can to arrange safe transportation for these animals, but we can’t do it alone,” affirms Robert Misseri, founder and president of Guardians of Rescue, a non-profit animal rescue organization based in New York. “We are trying to raise the funds that are needed for these pups, so we are reaching out the public at large to ask the community to do whatever possible to help us save these dogs.”
The Guardians of Rescue is an all-volunteer based organization that is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They rely strictly on donations to help the organization help animals in need and advocate for them. In mid-June, Guardians of Rescue implemented a mission that transported Sheba and her family to a safe shelter in Nowzad, Kabul. Sheba and her puppies’ journey from Nowzad to the United States will cost $4,000 for each dog and Guardians of Rescue is reaching out to everyone for donations to help spare the lives of this mother dog and her family.
Staff Sergeant Edwin Caba admitted that the soldiers did their best to feed Sheba and her seven pups three times a day, every day; helping her to raise her pups in the war-ridden nation. It was extremely difficult considering this and the fact that soldiers in this situation barely have time for anything, including themselves. Caba was one of the soldiers that dedicated himself to the dog and wants more than anything to get the dogs to a place of safety. This act would help the soldiers see some resulting good.
The Guardians of Rescue is a non-profit organization with a goal of Animals Helping People and People Helping Animals. They provide food, veterinary care, and shelter to animals in need. They provide instrumental education to young people about animal abuse and how to prevent it. Guardians of Rescue founded programs such as Paws of War to help active military and veterans with the use of therapy dogs to assist with post-traumatic stress disorder. They just need your help to make certain that Sheba and her pups make it to safety once and for all.
To learn more or donate, visit www.guardiansofrescue.org.