Rescued Iraqi Dog Comes Home To Colorado Springs

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

It was a late-night homecoming Monday from Iraq for a rescued puppy, coming home to be part of a Fort Carson soldier's family.

11 News first told you about Pacino in January. He was rescued by Sergeant Daniel Schaeffer when he was just a small puppy roaming the streets of Iraq. He was injured, hungry and homeless.

SGT Schaeffer couldn't bear to leave him for dead, so he dressed his wounds and nursed Pacino back to health. Once he was healthy and it was time for Schaeffer to return to the United States, the next hurdle was getting him here.

With the help of an organization called Operation Baghdad Pups, Pacino made it to Denver International Airport last night to the loving arms of SGT Schaeffer and his wife, Sheila.

Pacino will live with his new family right here in Colorado Springs.

For more on Operation Baghdad Pups, click on the link below.

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  • by NATIVE Location: COLORADO SPRINGS on Mar 25, 2009 at 08:53 AM
    This is a nice gesture...however, look at the hundreds of dogs that are put down at our local Humane Society.
  • by A Location: COS on Mar 24, 2009 at 05:24 PM
    Welcome home, Pacino!
  • by Andrew M. Location: Colo Sprgs on Mar 24, 2009 at 12:35 PM
    Stories like this always bring a tear to my eye. It's nice to know that there are still decent people left in this world.
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