A war veteran is reunited with a dog from Afghanistan.
It’s hard to put a price tag on love, but 4 thousand dollars reunited Air Force Staff Sgt. Tom Burright and his Afghan puppy Lyla.
Moments before an enemy attack, a helmet camera captured the little pup eagerly grabbing beef jerky bits thrown by an American GI.
Burright decided to keep her, and she became the bright spot during tough days for him and the team of Green Berets stationed at the base.
Not long after, he got news that he was headed back to Texas. As much as he wanted to, he couldn’t afford to take Lyla with him.
One night he placed a call to the Puppy Rescue Mission and by the next morning got the news that they had raised the money.
About a month after Burright arrived in Texas, so did Layla.
The elated soldier said she “Kept me company most of the deployment -- ate together, slept together. Good to have her back on my side."
The Puppy Rescue Mission’s primary focus is to rescue pets – dogs and cats - from war torn areas and reunite them with the soldiers who looked after them.