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Rooting for Ratchet

In Animal News on October 14, 2008 at 6:38 pm

After being rescued from a pile of burning trash, Ratchet had a few months of happiness as a pet and now faces the idea of being a stray once more. One of his rescuers, Sgt. Gwen Beberg, became attached to the dog during a tour in Iraq before she was transferred to another location. The Army denied her request to bring Ratchet home with her when she returns to Minnesota next month. The SPCA-International, with its Operation Baghdad Pups’ program, is trying to intervene and over 10,000 people have signed a petition on Ratchet’s behalf. The program has already rescued fifty cats and dogs from being left on the streets of Iraq when their American guardians are transferred. A representative is on her way to Baghdad this week. Beberg received confirmation that Ratchet is still alive and safe at her previous location. —Jill Brodsky

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