A Marine looked to fly his two adopted dogs from California To North Carolina, but major airlines were unable to help him.
Per For God and Country:
Staff Sgt Andrew Morales adopted two Anatolian shepherds when he was deployed in Afghanistan, and they quickly became his best friends. So when he returned home to California after his tour, the two dogs came with him. Shortly after Morales got back home, he received new orders and was transferred to Camp Lejeune, N.C.
The only problem was his dogs were too large to be flown to their new home. The Marine called countless airlines pleading with them to allow him to bring his two best friends Dusty and Wyatt. After being refused by every airline, he soon realized he might be forced to leave the dogs behind.
Andrew had saved Wyatt and Dusty from a dog fighting ring in Afghanistan where both dogs had had their ears cut off after losing a fight. While others simply saw two maimed dogs, Andrew saw two animals worth saving.
Desperate for help, Morales turned to the organization which helped fly the dogs in from Afghanistan.
The group was also unable to help, but posted his situation to the internet:
In desperation, Andrew reached out to the same organization that had helped him bring the dogs from Afghanistan, but this time there was little they could do.
Deciding that the best way they could help was to get the story out there, the organization wrote a heartfelt Facebook post that was seen by Helen Rosburg, the great-granddaughter of chewing gum industrialist William Wrigley.
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Rosburg, an animal activist and part of a patriotic family, decided to use her personal private jet to fly Andrew, Kristen, their daughter and, of course, the two dogs to North Carolina.
“He was going to lose his dogs and I said ‘Not on my watch’,” Rosburg told ABC Affiliate WWAY. “He’s a hero on so many different levels. The Wrigleys are an extremely patriotic family and I am a true Wrigley child.”
The Staff Sargent praised Rosburg’s actions:
Amazed by the heiress’s act of kindness, Morales said, “From the bottom of me and my wife’s hearts, we really appreciate what she did for us.” He and his wife hope to meet Rosburg in person one day so they can personally thank her. “They quickly became a big part of our family, they’re my babies,” Kristen said.
Rosburg explained, “Everybody in my circle knows what I do. If they see an impossible situation, they’ll post something to my [Facebook] timeline.”
Thank goodness there are animal lovers like Andrew and Rosburg out there.
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