Soldiers Reunited With Their Front Line Pets

Posted 22nd August 2013 by Tony in News Archive

A former royal marine is helping serving soldiers to bring their “adopted” canine companions home from the front line when they return from Afghanistan.

Pen Farthing was on patrol in the town of Nowzad in 2006 while serving with the Royal Marine Commandos in Afghanistan when his patrol found themselves breaking up a dog fight.

He said one of the animals attached itself to the soldiers and became their constant companion, providing distraction from the pressures of the front line and helping them to de-stress.

“Dog fighting is sadly a national sport here in Afghanistan,” Mr Farthing said. Read more from Sky News.

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