Stray dogs in wars

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—–Original Message—–

From: Joe F* [mailto:*]

Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 11:36 AM

To: Anthony G. Planakis

Subject: Re: Dog health from far away

This email is excellent news, my platoon is thrilled. You have made a lot of soldiers who have seen a lot of ugliness in the human race regain some faith. I cannot thank you enough.

I would estimate the dog to be around 30 pounds. She is around the size of my Lab at home thats healthy weight is 55 lbs. Part of the struggle is going to be putting some weight on her.

My address is;

Sgt Joseph F*

D Co. *CAV, *BCT, *ID

FOB Walton, Camp Nathan Smith

APO-AE 09367

Thank you again.

On Aug 17, 2011, at 1:49 PM, Anthony G. Planakis wrote:

> Dear Sgt. F*,


> Thank you for your Service to our great Nation. Please give me an

> address for a package that can reach you, and I will give you

> everything you need to nurse that dog to health. Give me a ballpark

> estimate of the weight of the dog, so I can pack the things that are specific to it.


> There are a few things you can do to give the dog immediate relief,

> one would be to wash the dog with Dawn soap, or any hand liquid soap; that

> will remove the fleas it has currently. The worms would require meds,

> alternatives could include bacon grease and cheap tobacco, but in some cases

> you may be doing more harm than good if the tobacco has additives.


> Anthony Planakis

> Donation Coordinator



> (954) 979-5995 Ext.8068


> Check out our efforts: —–Original Message—–

> From: Joe F* [mailto:*]

> Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 2:29 PM

> To: Anthony G. Planakis

> Subject: Dog health from far away


> Hi, My name is Sgt Joseph F* currently serving in Kandahar,

> Afghanistan. I am writing you because there is a dog we have on our

> base that we have all become attached to. See, usually when you are

> deployed to a combat zone far away they teach you that animals are a

> nuisance and spread disease, that may very well be true. This dog on

> the other hand is different, she started out just coming around every

> now and then. Now she has become a favorite for everyone here. The

> conditions we live in are quite desperate, so in saying that,

> conditions for her are even worse. I am concerned with her health

> though, I feel she may have fleas and a lot of time despite our

> efforts I believe she still leaves the compound and drinks from the

> sewage canals that line the streets so she may have worms or

> something. She does sit with us after mission and has a couple cold

> bottles of water and some beef jerky that we manage to sneak out of

> the dining facility. Just her being around makes my guys feel better

> about whatever the days missions may have brought them. She is as good

> for us as we are for her. If you could send me a couple suggestions of

> thinks that could help her I would appreciate it. I am not rich so I

> won’t be able to afford a lot but any help whether it is information or donations would be extremely helpful.


> Thank you,

> Sgt F*

> D Co. *CAV

> Kandahar, Afghanistan

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