Remember Ally, the hound adopted by U.S. Soldier in Afghanistan?
Ally is now continuing her journey and bringing awareness by being a pooch celebrity at the Lousiville “Kentuckiana Cluster of All-Breed Dog” where regular pups can also participate in the “Pedigree Shelter Dog Olympics!”
Ally, the Afghani dog who was rescued by a 101st Airbourne Division soldier in 2009, hosted her own meet and greet with her owner Teri Lemmons .
“We just came out here to bring her out so that people could meet her and see her. She’s got a lot of fans and we thought it would be a good way to see how she’s been doing over the last year and how big she’s gotten in the past year,” said Lemmons.
Teri’s son Michael rescued Ally from a cave in Afghanistan while on duty, and Fox 41 was there when she returned home for the first time.
Ally was just a puppy when he found her and likely would’ve died if he didn’t save her life.
With help from Lemmons’ mother, Teri Lemmons, donations from the public and assistance from Pilots N Paws, the abandoned puppy was brought to the United States.
Just love happy endings!
(journalistic credit to Fox 41 and the courier-journal)