Soldier forced to leave stray dog behind in Iraq, but months later they finally reunite

There’s no better way to relieve stress, than spending time with a dog, especially when you’re a soldier deployed overseas.

Back in 2016, Ken Wyrsch got deployed with his unit in Iraq. The soldier admits it was a very difficult and stressing job. However, Ken and his comrades relieved their daily stress playing with Ollie, a stray dog they rescued there and they all fell in love with.

“He was like a morale booster. He was there when we left our missions, he was there when we got back,” Ken told CBS SF.

But among all the soldiers out there, Ken loved Ollie the most. Therefore, when he found out his unit was about to be disband and he would not be able to take Ollie back with him into US, Ken was heartbroken.

“You don’t leave a friend behind. You can’t do it,”Ken said.

However, even after he got back, the soldier never abandoned the idea of bringing Ollie there and give him the chance of a beautiful live. It’s when Ken contacted SPCA International and asked for help. Of course, they said ‘yes.’ So they started to collect donation in order to bring Ollie in San Francisco.

A lot of people were impressed by Ken and Ollie’s story, so after only a couple of months, the stray dog made his way into San Francisco to reunite with the man to show him so much affection. The moment was a tear-jerking one!



Now, Ken and Ollie are inseparable and enjoying a happy life.They deserve it, after all they’ve been through.

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