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How to Rescue That Dog That is Thousands of Miles Away
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What if the puppy being saved is a stray befriended and loved by a soldier fighting the war in Afghanistan? What is involved in bringing this dog home? And what happens when you fall in love with a shelter dog about to be euthanized that is halfway across the country from you and you just can't get there? Today Susan's guests are Christine Sullivan, the author of Saving Cinnamon: The Amazing True Story of a Missing Military Puppy and the Desperate Mission to Bring her Home. Christine, will relate what it takes to rescue a dog found on a military base. Then, in the second segment of today's show, hear Bonnie Silva, documentary producer and author of Fifteen Legs: When All that stands between Death and Freedom is a Ride talk about the volunteer animal rescue transport system that exists in the U.S. You just may need this service one day to save an animal's life.
Episode Segments:
Wild About Pets: Author Christine Sullivan
Christine Sullivan shares her personal story of rescuing a dog named Cinnamon, whom her brotherís platoon had adopted while serving in Afghanistan. She will also talk about some organizations who are set up to rescue other dogs from Iraq and Afghanistan.

(photo courtesy of Scott Wells)
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Wild About Pets: Author & Documentary Producer Bonnie Silva
What can be done if a dog, cat, or even a rabbit you want to adopt from a shelter is hundreds of miles away, and their time is running out? Bonnie Silva is here to tell you about an incredible system set up to rescue animals from being destroyed.

(Photo credit: Heidi Ott)
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Christine Sullivan
After CHRISTINE SULLIVAN worked in sales and technology for years, she volunteered to care for animal victims of Hurricane Katrina and found her true passion in life -- caring for animals in need. Along with Mark and Cinnamon, Christine and her book have been featured by CNN, Fox News, USA Today, local and national radio shows, and national and international magazines. Christine is an adventurer and animal advocate who continues to work with Operation Baghdad Pups. Ms. Sullivan is the founder of New Hope For Animals whose mission is to fund organizations that care for animals in need. She lives in Vermont with her family.

Saving Cinnamon Website

Bonnie Silva
Bonnie Silva is an Emmy award-winning writer & producer. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Emerson College and a graduate certificate in Management from Tufts University. Her broadcast work includes children's series, documentaries, public service campaigns, and cable (Discovery) programming. Bonnie loves wild horses, and advocates for their freedom at every opportunity.

Fifteen Legs Website


Saving Cinnamon- Afghanistan Puppy Rescue

Fifteen Legs Clip