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IRAQ TO NEBRASKA: A DONKEY’S TALE

By Bob Silbernagel

This is a great story involving U.S. Marines, a rescued donkey and international politics.

Smoke the donkey was rescued in 2008 by Ret. USMC Col John Folsom and his Marines at Camp Taqaddum, according to SPCA International, brought back to good health and soon became the unit’s mascot and friend. This photo is from the SPCA website.

The organization, which has also helped numerous dogs befriended by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, initiated a petition to bring Smoke to the United States and, with the aid of Turkish authorities, appears on the way to getting it done.

To read more from the SPCA, or to donate to the effort to help Smoke and other animals, click HERE.

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