Okemo is still looking for a home to saty in while his soldier puts the pieces of his life back together.
Okemo.... Helping a soldier
This is Okemo.... He was rescued in Bagram, Afghanistan in October 2010 when he was only a few weeks old by a soldier from Vermont. He was matted,infested with fleas, and emaciated. The soldier brought him back to base to nurse him back to health. He had to shave him down completely. The other soldiers gave him the nickname "chemo" because they all thought of him as their little patient. He was brought back to Vermont by his soldier and they were living together and enjoying their lives... but then things changed for them..... When our troops return from war, unfortunately they do not always get the support they need. Okemo's soldier lost his job, and could not find a new one.... he then lost his apartment, and had to move in with family where Okemo can not go. His soldier is trying to put his life back together, and can't care for Okemo right now.... Okemo was sitting at a local shelter for weeks while his soldier tried to figure out something, but it was breaking the soldiers heart that Okemo was in a cage. It was unbearable for him.... He asked for help. His soldier asked that we help find Okemo a new soldier to care for him. Someone who understands how important he is. He says "my buddy is very energetic, loves to run, hike, do anything outdoors, ride in the car, and sleep in bed with you." But we at Guardians of Rescue want to do better than that.... Please help us help this soldier have the peace of mind of knowing Okemo will be ok.... We hope that someone will come forward that can foster him for awhile, in the hopes that Okemo's soldier gets back on his feet. We are supporting the soldier as much as we can while he tries to get his life back. We want him to have more time before he has to give Okemo up forever. It's not fair and these two deserve a chance. In the interim, Okemo is now at Hounds Town-Port Jeff enjoying some much needed exercise and play time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help in any way with a foster situation. Together we save them!