Monday, December 31, 2007

How to get out of Iraq...

Well the last remaining step for getting Charlie home is still the most daunting! The question of how to get him out of Iraq and on his way to the United States is one that does not have an easy answer. I have been working many angles on trying to get him out but nothing is definate yet. I have a few leads right now that are looking good, but still nothing for sure. The thing is its so tricky to get him out of Iraq when technically he's not allowed of Iraq and the military has rules against pets. Apparently they had modified that rule slighty when concerning the situation that Charlie is in, and have made a statement allowing 1 animal to be kept at an outpost/JSS facility for security purposes and as an early warning. So for now, hes fine where he is, but time is slowly ticking away until our time is up.

Like I said just about everything has been taken care of on my end that I can and have been advised to take care of. He has recieved his shots and I have the health certificates from the Ministry of Agriculture. He has a shipping crate that is more than adequate for his size. He has had a microchip ID and one of those national dog tag IDs as well. There is plenty of food and many toys for his time here and probably for home as well. All that needs to happen is to find his way out of Iraq. Once he is out of Iraq, then things will be taken care of from there so I'm still optimistic at this time, just a little worried. I will continue to do all I can to try and make this happen and if anyone has any ideas or ways they may be able to help, please contact me. Right now Matt Burden of Blackfive is working a channel that may be able to get him out of Iraq, but as I have said before, any and all help we can get we will definatly take.

2 comments:

Praedor said...

This is my first time seeing this site. What, precisely, is the last remaining issue?

I cannot promise anything but have asked my wife (a veterinarian at a university who knows about transporting animals) for input but it would help if I knew exactly what the problem/hitch was.

That guy looks a GREAT deal like my dog...I must help if I can.

Criquette said...

Okay, I'm still praying for the big guy to get out of there and over here. Please keep up the posts when you get news.