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IN People ON 18 Oct, 2016
Army Specialist Vance McFarland and a tactical explosive detection dog Ikar were deployed together in Afghanistan. They had a great time together and even became the best of friends. After the deployment, Ikar was taken by a contractor for work but later the pup was kept for 17 months in the shelter home. After 3 long years, the US soldier reunites with the military dog.
Read on for the heartwarming reunion of McFarland with his bomb-sniffing dog.
He was very nervous and wondered whether Ikar will recognize him or not.
Ikar recognized McFarland and came running towards him.
The dog helped McFarland and his team in locating roadside bombs during deployment in 2012.
He exclaimed, "Sometimes were good, sometimes were stressful. Having Ikar definitely made it a lot better. Having a dog with you on deployment is almost like having a little bit of home. A lot of soldiers were jealous of my friendship with Ikar as they also wanted to play with him."
But when the private company failed to get work for him, the poor dog was kept in kennel for almost 17 months.
Besides Ikar, these organizations worked for 10 other military pups for reuniting them with their soldiers.
When Army specialist came to know that his dog has been abandoned and saved, he decided to adopt Ikar.
McFarland also bought some toys and other stuff for Ikar. When soldier reunites with the military dog, Ikar got very excited which brought tears in the eyes of everyone.
McFarland stated, "He is going to live the rest of his retired life spoiled. Really spoiled."
Thanks to Mission K9 Rescue and the US war dog association for this beautiful reunion.