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The love of a dog or cat helps heal soldiers’ emotional trauma. One very special woman and program reunites them after the war.

“I have sacrificed a lot to serve my country. All that I ask is to be allowed to bring home the incredible dog that wandered into my life here in Iraq and prevented me from becoming terribly calloused towards life.”—a soldier requesting help from Operation Baghdad Pups

No Buddy Left Behind is an animal book with a difference. It is not only about rescued dogs and cats but also about US soldiers trying to survive the horrors of war and readjust to life back home. It unveils the life-altering relationships American troops serving in the Middle East share with the stray dogs and cats they rescue from the brutalities of war. Overcoming monumental obstacles, Terri Crisp makes it her mission to save these wartime “buddies,” get them out of danger, and bring them home to the soldiers who love them.

So, how does someone get animals out of a country at war when normal resources are lacking and every step of a plan to transport animals could get you arrested, kidnapped, or blown apart? As Crisp soon learns, each rescue mission from first to last is a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants experience, and no animal is truly safe until its paws touch American soil. Terri and her team have saved the lives of 223 dogs and 42 cats befriended by military personnel since February 2008and No Buddy Left Behind finally tells this story.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The war took my son away, but that dog saved his life and brought him home again.”

    The mother of a Special Forces soldier whose dog was rescued by Operation Baghdad Pups

  • “Many soldiers who wouldn’t come for counseling before came just to see the puppy. While holding the dog, they would suddenly open up and we could establish therapeutic relationships. He was the best mental health technician on the team!”

    Major Jennifer Mann, USAF (Ret.)

  • “I have sacrificed a lot to serve my country. All that I ask is to be allowed to bring home the incredible dog that wandered into my life here in Iraq and prevented me from becoming terribly calloused toward life.”

    A soldier requesting help from Operation Baghdad Pups

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About the Author

Terri Crisp is the author of Out of Harm’s Way and Emergency Animal Rescue Stories. As the program manager for SPCA International’s Operation Baghdad Pups, she has made more than thirty trips to Iraq and Afghanistan since the program’s inception. She has been interviewed on Oprah, national television news programs, and morning talk shows. Numerous national publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, have run stories about her work. She lives in Somerset,California.