Monday, April 27, 2009

Kudos Dr Carskaddan

In the Washington, DC suburb of Herndon, Virginia there is a man with a purpose. Dr Chris Carskaddan, a veterinarian with a huge heart for animals is helping our troops in one very special way. He cares for their dogs and not just any dogs, these are the animals befriended by our troops in Iraq. In collaboration with an animal rescue group, what initially started as a once or twice a month run to Dulles Airport has grown into a trek he now does multiple times a week. At the airport he meets the planes carrying the adopted pets of our combat veterans. He is instrumental in giving these dogs a new life here in the U.S. by evaluating and certifying them healthy.

Dr Carskaddan does this on his days off, volunteering his time and skills. He flies under the radar never asking for anything and only speaks of this heartening mission when specifically asked. He is a man who knows the therapeutic benefits that only an animal can bring and he is trying, one dog at a time, to make a difference in the lives of our troops.

If you'd like to help him or simply wish him well in his efforts please go to their website at

Bravo Zulu Dr Carskaddan! Keep up the awesome work!

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