It doesn’t seem logical that a dog that was trained in the military and scheduled to be sent to Afghanistan to serve alongside our troops is now stuck in Texas, banned from the airlines and unable to find a way home because of his breed.
Such is the case for Jasper, a U.S. Army trained working dog that was scheduled for duty in Afghanistan with his handler, Staff Sgt. Jordan Lee. During training, Jasper suffered a heatstroke and was retired from the military. He was sent to Lakeland, Texas, where he was to be put up for adoption when Sgt. Lee decided to adopt the hero dog himself.
While Lee is in Afghanistan serving in our military, his cousin in Colorado Springs plans to care for the dog.
There’s just one problem. Jasper is a pit bull.
KVUE News reported,
Jasper is in Texas, Lee is still in Afghanistan and his cousin Paula Adams is in Colorado Springs, Colo. Adams wants to take the dog while her cousin is overseas.
“Unfortunately, none of the airlines will take him because he is a pit bull,” Adams said.
So, for now, the dog that was trained to work alongside our troops overseas is stranded in Texas because of his breed.
Will one of hundreds of airlines step forward and do the right thing? See the KVUE News broadcast below.