I’m going to let Sgt. Shane tell you about Julia. But first you should know that Sgt. Shane is not asking us to make the trip to Egypt to rescue her. He is insisting that he do it himself – he doesn’t want to put anyone in danger on his behalf.You should also know this: Sgt. Shane serves in the National Guard and was deployed to Egypt in 2012. He came home to Lexington, NC in 2013. And he’s been trying to adopt Julia ever since then — only to be stopped each time by the military bureaucracy. Not once, not ever has he given up hope of reuniting with her. Now, after two long years, he finally has the chance to save her. And you have the chance to help make it happen. We are coordinating the travel and rescue logistics for Sgt. Shane. It’s a complicated and expensive endeavor. What he still needs is the only thing he doesn’t have – the money to make it all happen.Sgt. Shane’s story is one of devotion, of determination, of perseverance. It’s the story of one soldier’s promise to the dog he loves with all his heart. And I hope and pray that we can give the Sgt. and Julia the happy ending they deserve.I am asking you to please take a moment and read Sgt. Shane’s heartfelt words: “My name is SGT Shane, I am currently serving with the US Army National Guard in North Carolina. I am contacting you today in the hopes of receiving your assistance in bringing home the dog that was attached to my unit as a “visual deterrent” while I served in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula as part of the Multinational Force and Observers. The dog’s name is Julia and I was her first handler in 2012 and I developed a bond with her that I have never had with any other animal. She ate, slept, played, trained, and comforted us every day. She never once left my side. I attempted to adopt her multiple times while there with her, but my efforts were blocked by my chain of command each time. I recently was informed that there was a possibility that I may now be able to adopt her as the need for her there has somewhat changed. I am able and willing to do whatever it may take to get Julia back. She was the absolute best dog I have ever had the privilege of serving/working with, and I made her a promise on my last day in country that if there was ever a way for me to get her back that I would do it, and that I would not allow her to live out the rest of her days in the desert if there was anything that I could do about it. Please let me know what it is that I need to do, or what I can do in order to keep my promise.”I’ve read Sgt. Shane’s words many times – and I am moved by them each and every time. I imagine you are, too. And I believe that you will give what you can today so that the Sergeant can do what he needs to do, what he has waited two years to do, what he promised Julia he would do – go to Egypt and bring her home with him.Please help us fund his trip. Donate right now to help Sgt. Shane save Julia.
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