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PostSubject: Immediate help needed for a Military Working Dog Rocky   Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:40 am

This poor dog served our country for many years. I hope someone could adopt him to enjoy his retirement. I would adopt him if I didn't have kids/other dogs. Sad

Anyone intersted please contact CPT Cleary directly at jared.l.clearly@us.army.mil (middle initial is L not I)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cleary, Jared L CPT RES USAR FORSCOM
> [mailto:jared.l.cleary@us.army.mil]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 9:23 AM
>
> Greetings from Iraq!
>
> I am sending this e-mail to see if there is any interest in helping a MWD
> (military working dog) who has served his country and risked his life in
> Operation Iraqi Freedom.
>
> MWD Rocky is a German Shepherd who is trained for explosives detection and
> attack.
>
> Rocky and his handler recently left Iraq and redeployed back to Germany.
> Due to Rocky's advanced age (10 years) and health problems (arthritis), he
> will most likely be retired. Because his handler is not able to adopt
him,
> he will most likely be euthanized immediately upon retirement.
>
> I am trying to find out if there would be any interest in saving Rocky's
> life so that he can spend his golden years in a loving home and enjoy his
> retirement rather than being put to death. Due to Rocky's background and
> training, he will not be able to go to a home with any other dogs and
should
> not go to a home with children. Anyone interested in adopting Rocky
should
> have experience with German Shepherds and needs to be willing to pay the
> medical costs for the upkeep of his arthritis medications (I believe he is
> currently on 3 different meds).
>
> Please let me know if any of you think you can find Rocky a home through
> your networks. Please feel free to forward this e-mail to other German
> Shepherd rescue networks that you are in contact with if you do not think
> you will be able to help.
>
> I do not currently have any pics of Rocky, but can have some sent to me by
> his handler.
>
> Thank you very much for your assistance in this matter.
>
> v/r,
>
> Jared
>
> Jared L. Cleary
> CPT, CA
> U.S. Army
> Iraq
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate help needed for a Military Working Dog Rocky   Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:42 pm

Sad I wish that could help him. If anyone is looking for a German Shepherd in my area and they are willing to have an older dog that needs meds, I will tell them about Rocky.
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate help needed for a Military Working Dog Rocky   Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:10 pm

Here is the e-mail I received from CPT Cleary below:

I think Rocky is safe now. Thanks every one for the prayers and support!!! I will keep you guys posted when I get updates.

Thanks,

Missy

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First, let me say, "Thank you!" to all of you who have shown your appreciation for Rocky's service and your willingness to help. I must say, I am truly overwhelmed and moved by the amount of e-mails I have received (over 30 in one day) with the intent of saving Rocky's life and either finding or personally providing him a good home.

I also want to apologize for sending out a mass e-mail to all of you, but due the the sheer number of people who wrote and people who were CC'd, I wouldn't have enough time to respond to everyone individually.

I just heard from Rocky's handler today. He has been busy in-processing back to his unit in Germany. Rocky is waiting for his vet examination and based on that, they will determine what they will do as far as Rocky's career. He may be retired or he may remain on duty as a MWD on the base for a period of time before he is retired. His handler is very grateful for all the support and willingness to help as well.

That being said, I will send out another e-mail to all of you once I have an update from his handler.

I would also like to respectfully ask that my original e-mail and any other requests to help Rocky not be forwarded to any additional people, as I am sure that from the e-mails I have already read that we will be able to find Rocky a good home through direct adoption or placement. I was not expecting such a tidal wave of support and I honestly will not have the time to respond to people if I continue to receive this amount of e-mails on a daily basis.

Once again, I cannot thank you enough for your quick response and willingness to help. It's good to know there are so many people like all of you out there.

I will contact you all once I receive an update about Rocky's situation.

Very respectfully,

Jared

P.S. I will send pics with the update.
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate help needed for a Military Working Dog Rocky   Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:48 pm

Oh I hope everything works out. If I did not have a dog and 2 kids, I would have loved to help out. I already told my husband that, but unfortunaltly I already have my baby! I love you
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