Soldier’s Dog Given Away By A Friend While He Was Serving In Afghanistan!
This is pretty messed up here! 1st Lt. Brandon Harker returned home from Afghanistan recently, only to find that his best friend was missing. His friend, whom was supposed to be watching after his dog while he was away serving his nation, gave his dog away! The soldier turns to Craigslist in hopes to find his furry friend.
"He implored for help in a Craigslist posting on July 24:
I just recently returned from a 9 month deployment. And upon arrival back into the area I found out my yellow labrador retriever was either given away or sold while I was gone. I was told this happened in May, but it could have happened anytime from February till June. He is good with kids and other dogs. He has a unique coat, on his face he has spots of a darker yellow (champagne) he also has spots of the same color going down his sides and legs. If anyone has any information on this and can help me please do. I am just trying to get him back to me since he was wrongfully given away or sold with out my permission while I was deployed. I will also be able to verify the dog is mine because he is micro-chipped and registered to me. Once again thank you to everyone who sees this and tries to help. If you could spread the word about this issues that would be great as well [all sic].
Harker told Seattle-based KING 5 he has "no idea" why his friend gave his dog away, adding, "I wish I knew."
KING 5 reports the solider has not heard anything regarding the whereabouts of his pooch, despite his many postings. Various Facebook groups, like Dogs on Deployment, are trying to help locate the dog, BuzzFeed notes. The group is working to reach out to military members across the nation in an attempt to stop the sale of military pets on sites like Craigslist. This practice, done mainly because of deployment and military commitments, can be dangerous for the animals.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Harker through his Craiglist post."
What the hell kind of a friend does that? They don't call those friends, they call them "frenemies"! Because, who the hell needs an enemy when you have a friend like that!