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As US troops leave Afghanistan, rescued dogs and cats go with them | Stars & Stripes

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Charlotte Maxwell-Jones runs a veterinary clinic in Kabul and helps prepare cats and dogs prepare for a flight back to the US with troops. Two-thirds of the dogs they have been shipping out were going with service members to be rescued. “If they’re shutting down camps and bases, we’ll see an increase in rescues,” stated Michelle Smith, who partners with Maxwell-Jones. Staff Sgt. Katie Catania rescued two puppies from Kandahar Airfield and commented that “Not knowing the state of the base, and the country itself … If I could give these dogs a better life than just leaving them there in Afghanistan with an unknown future, then I was going to try.”

Source: https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/as-us-troops-leave-afghanistan-rescued-dogs-and-cats-go-with-them-1.670422?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2004.21.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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