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    Exclamation AJ Comes to Australia: Rescue Mission Accomplished

    Happy ending for digger's dog - Yahoo!7 News video of AJ

    The Australian soldiers have now reached their target to bring AJ to Australia and no longer require assistance.

    If you would like to donate to any other dogs, visit Nowzad | Rescuing Stray and Abandoned Animals from Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Since this story aired on channel 7 news brisbane, last night in the hopes of raising $5000 aud to get AJ to Australia, the mission is accomplished overnight! An astounding $9000 has been raised thus far in less than 24 hrs. There is a $4000 surplus and we as a nation could collectively aim toward demonstrating our good will but most of all that albeit for a portion of the community that indulges in cruel acts- we are a nation of animal lovers, and overall advocate for those of our furry friends that have no voice.

    The greatness of a society and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals. ~Mahatma Gandhi.

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    yay a happy ending for a change

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    , I am so glad this is happening. I donated, I hope the remainder goes to any other dogs in a similar situation. I am sure there are some more
    Pets are forever

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    This is going to make me sound heartless but bare with me.

    That $5,000 could have gone such a long way in local rescues. I know every dog deserves a chance, but to blow $5,000 on one dog just because it made the news essentially just killed about 10 more waiting on treatment in rescues right here in Aus.

    Bad things happen everywhere, I'm just one of those people who think we should fix the problems in our own country first.

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    I think it is a little like me blowing all that money on one of mine. this guy was very attached to this dog.
    Mind you no-one will pay my vet bills
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    Surely you pay your dogs' vet bills, newfsie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Surely you pay your dogs' vet bills, newfsie?
    Yes I do...I just meant we spend a lot of money on one dog. It could be thought that we should spend that money on saving many instead of one.I do tend to be a little over the top

    Here we helped one dog, because he was loved and someone wanted him. Instead of spending that money on general rescue. I was just using it as a comparison. might have been badly worded.
    I can see it as a positive. Someone who cares for a dog is helped to bring the dog home. It makes me feel good to have helped
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    We have that problem of unbalanced spending in the human medical system. Ie spending squillions on keeping people alive with heart surgery - whose lifestyles suggest they aren't going to live long no matter what surgery they have.

    Meantime hundreds of people are waiting on hip and knee replacements that could enable them to get out and about and take care of themselves again.

    Or the baby that gets born deformed - has millions spent on keeping it alive despite getting more and more brain dead (seizures and stuff), while hundreds of other babies (and mums) that don't have health insurance suffer and die when a little bit of cheap treatment could help them.

    I guess it always comes down to who has the money and what do they care about most.

    Why should we spend money on foreign aid when people at home need help? Although I'm ok with that one as long as part of the foreign aid includes free access to birth control (for those who want it). I don't think we should be saving babies in foreign countries if they have no viable future or opportunity for education and financial security.

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    Yep I know where you are coming from, as I also work in the Medical world (Radiology now) and I used to work in neonate ICU. That was the saddest place to work ever.......

    But when it happens to yourself, meaning someone close to you or a dog you truly love. you loose your analytical brain. I know i did. Something happens and you go in "please safe" mode. But my logical sensible side fully agrees with you
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    I know. I had a friend go through the keep the dying baby alive ordeal. And it was horrible and I couldn't tell him to pull the plug. But I did ask a lot of questions about "quality of life". At first, there was the possibility but the baby kept getting setbacks and eventually there was no hope for future quality of life. Humans aren't meant to be vegetative.

    And I went through it with my dad with terminal cancer. If he was a dog, we would have PTS. And we had the means to "give relief" but I couldn't do it. I have to hate something a lot to want to kill it.

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