I wrote an interesting article on January 28, 2014 about a stray pit bull dog that was taken into Greenville County Animal Care in South Carolina. It had no tags, no microchip and there was no way of knowing whom the dog belonged to. It had a collar on and tucked inside there was a black and white photograph of a soldier posing for a picture.
There were plenty of interests shown by people about the stray dog with the mysterious photograph tucked inside its collar that it generated various news articles to tell its audience the story about the dog. Many people were interested in the dog while others were interested in the photograph.
I must confess, I was dying to go and see the dog and the photograph too because I felt, and I “still” do, that there’s an interesting story here to tell and the truth may never really be known. Deep inside I feel as though this dog belonged to a senior person who had served in the military and he may have fell sick and there was no-one to take care of the dog and it broke loose because it was hungry and missing its master.
I had promised you readers a follow-up about the dog if I could find anything and this morning I decided to conduct the search on the Internet; and bingo, I found some information about the dog.
Susan Bufano, the shelter’s media relations coordinator, told Good Morning America, “We’ve had people who were either interested in the photo, or people who were interested in the dog.”
Sorrowfully, since they first reported Soldier’s bizarre story, no real leads were ever found regarding the dog’s past. There’s been nothing found about the previous owner or who the soldier in the photograph was or how the photograph got there.
Soldier has found a new “forever” owner home in the Dryden, Virginia area with Julie Hensley, an attorney who is a pit bull enthusiast, and she has rescued and trained dogs of this breed in her past. Julie is a perfect match for Soldier since she has been a pit bull rescuer; has excellent vet references; and she’s been trained and worked in animal shelters in the past.
Soldier will have a happy home and life surrounded by chickens, horses, other dogs and cats since Hensley made the trip to Greenville to pick him up. In my heart, I’m happy for Soldier but I also ponder if he is “still” missing his master.
People if you’ve read this story and you have a place in your heart for an abandoned dog or other animals; you can go to any local animal shelter in your area and adopt one.
The truth about Soldier’s previous owner and who the person in the photograph was may never be known; I will always ponder about the stray dog with the photograph tucked inside.
Article written by Barbara Kasey Smith based on information found on the Internet at ABC News.Com