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Remember Ally, the hound adopted by U.S. Soldier in Afghanistan?

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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 pup and Michael in Afghanistan

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.

Ally as a Celebrity in Louisville at the Pedigree Shelter Dog Olympics

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!

Michael Lemmons of Louisville, above, and other members of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division found Ally, an Afghan hound mix, in a cave in Afghanistan in 2009. With help from Lemmons’ mother, Teri Lemmons, donations and assistance from Pilots N Paws, the abandoned puppy was brought to the United States and lives with Lemmons’ parents.

(journalistic credit to Fox 41 and the courier-journal)

http://www.fox41.com/story/14284664/celebrity-pooch-supports-local-dog-show

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110318/FEATURES/303180055/Kenny-Kids-thousands-dogs-s-show-time?odyssey=nav%7Chead

2 thoughts on “Remember Ally, the hound adopted by U.S. Soldier in Afghanistan?”

  1. laura says:

    Love this story! what a beautiful girl!

  2. gayle g says:

    Welcome home Michael and thank you for all that you do. I also have a son in Afghanistan in the Army. He and his troop have also gotten attached to a dog in the base,named “oso”. I work with United Animal Friends and we have been sending supplies for the dog also. The dog is a great comfort for our troops and wish you all the best with Ally. Again thank you for your service.

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