Jul 8, 2010 10:21 AM
So, if you haven't noticed, we're awful fond of cats and dogs around here. Animals just make life better in general, and loads of studies have shown that having pets reduces stress and improves quality of life for their human owners. And soldiers, particularly those serving in combat zones, are really stressed out men and women. We've all heard tales of army units "adopting" stray animals while in the Middle East, but due to military regulations, they often can't bring their new best friends home. And that? That stinks. Enter the SPCA International project, Operation Baghdad Pups. They work to help transport animals befriended by soldiers back home to the United States, where they help transition soldiers back into civilian life and provide companionship & all-natural antidepressants, aka warm fuzzies. Of course, they need donations, and that's where you come in. Anything is welcome! We're tempted to donate our entire paychecks, personally.