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Animal organization helps 20 rescue dogs track down US servicemen who rescued them

SPCA International is coordinating the arrival of 20 dogs in America to reunite with US Military ServiceMembers The dogs wer

SPCA International

Twenty dogs from all over the world have arrived at their final destination: a forever home.

According to SPCA International, the animal welfare organization arranged for 20 dogs rescued and adopted by US service members while serving overseas to be flown to New York, so the dogs could be reunited with the people who saved them and move into their homes forever.

The dogs arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on July 18, where they were greeted by the SPCA International and some of their new families.

Before landing in New York, the dogs were flown to Montreal, where they received vaccinations and care for several months until they were eligible to travel to the United States.

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SPCA International is coordinating the arrival of 20 dogs in America to reunite with US Military ServiceMembers The dogs wer

SPCA International is coordinating the arrival of 20 dogs in America to reunite with US Military ServiceMembers The dogs wer

SPCA International

The time spent by dogs in a Canadian boarding due to the one-year ban the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) imposed in June 2021 on the importation of dogs into the United States from over of 100 countries considered at high risk for rabies.

On June 3, according to SPCA International, the CDC eased the ban, reopening US borders to dogs from previously banned countries as long as the animals are microchipped, at least six months old and vaccinated against rabies. This change allowed the SPCA International to move the 20 dogs from Montreal to the United States to reunite them with their new families.

“We were thrilled to see the CDC lift restrictions on bringing the dogs back to the United States, and are grateful to the boarding school and its employees who cared for these special dogs until they were eligible. and allowed to go home,” Ina Clark, the executive director of SPCA International said in a statement. “It is so heartwarming to reunite our American service members with the dogs they have befriended while deployed, and we are thrilled for the men and women whose furry friends from overseas will now join their families. .”

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The SPCA International organized the flight of 20 dogs as part of its Operation Baghdad Pups: Worldwide program, which is dedicated to reuniting U.S. service members with the stray and homeless pets they befriended during their deployment in foreign countries. The program achieves these meetings by managing the complicated logistics and costs of transporting an animal internationally.

SPCA International’s Operation Baghdad Pups: Worldwide program has helped more than 1,200 service members reunite with the pets they adopted while deployed.