Thursday, January 19, 2012

SPCA International Works for Evacuation of the “Baghdad Pups”: No Buddy Gets Left Behind

Guest post by Susan K. Becker -- see info at end of post:

Readers of the "Mrs. Lieutenant" blog may be interested in the efforts of SPCA International to evacuate the canine comrades of U. S. troops now that the military assignment is done.

I began supporting this initiative last fall in response to stories about the harrowing logistical problems involved in evacuating the dogs of troops who may be geographically separated from their pets at departure (read the story of Sadie at

This work, which benefits soldiers as well as dogs, continues urgently, as described in SPCA’s January 12th mailing:
“…Over 16,000 Americans and their animals still remain in Iraq working to train Iraq security forces … and the FBI and CIA also have a continued presence there. And, as you know already, many U.S. troops were forced to leave their animals behind.

SPCA International is committed to helping all Americans in Iraq get their animals to safe, loving homes in the U.S. We will not stop until all these patriot pets are safe….”
Learn more and view pictures of soldiers and their pups at

Animal lover Susan K. Becker provides consulting and coaching in marketing communication and presentations for financial and professional services firms at Manhattan-based Becker Consulting Services. Follow her on Twitter @SKBeckerCoach and view her work at


Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of the novel MRS. LIEUTENANT and the co-author of the eBook technothriller LT. COMMANDER MOLLIE SANDERS. Phyllis is the co-founder of the marketing consulting company Miller Mosaic LLC, which works with clients to attract more business. Read her posts at the company's social media marketing blog.

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