Meet Kral~

“A few weeks back while on a patrol to one of our checkpoints I ran into a small pup. I spent the night there hanging out with him, giving him food and water, playing, and spending the night no more than five feet apart. Kral has the need to always be near me when I arrive, I think he sees me as the pack leader he’s been missing. We had plans to return to the same checkpoint a few days later and my plan, if he was still there, was to bring him back to camp and eventually get him home. A short while later, we returned to the checkpoint and after about 45 minutes of looking around for him he was nowhere to be found. But as I was walking back into the checkpoint there he was, sitting in the center of the compound. As soon as he saw me he took off running towards me, tail wagging. A few nights ago we got him back to camp, gave him a bath and set him up with a nice shelter to hangout in. He has met another rescue pup here named Chief, and they get along phenomenally, which is great news because they will live together stateside! He’s a happy pup, and despite the rough go at life he’s endured so far, he always has a positive attitude and is loving life.

We come across quite a few stray dogs out here but this guys’ demeanor was different. He was always excited to see us and very well behaved when we were around. I wish I could snatch up all these dogs out here and find them all good homes but that’s obviously not realistic. Prior to us finding Kral, due to circumstances unforeseen in the area, the team vibe was down and something was definitely missing. Since we brought Kral home, there has been no shortage of smiles around the team.”