War is hell, and the soldiers that fight it are just people – they need love too. The animals stranded in dangerous warzones and the soldiers that fight in them gravitate towards each other because they need each other – the soldiers can rescue animals that would otherwise remain homeless, while the animals provide soldiers with some much-needed love and therapy.


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If you have some touching photos of animals and soldiers becoming best friends, we'd love to see them added to this list. Upvote your favorites as well!

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#1 My Shy Friend In Afghanistan

My Shy Friend In Afghanistan

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MartinSchack 2 years ago

very cute. the kitten is also sweet.

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#3 Soldier With His Rescued Puppy

Soldier With His Rescued Puppy

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GervaisDevine 2 years ago

I think that the soldiers and animals are helping each other through rough times.!.!.

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#6 My Friend Rescuing A Dog In The Streets Of Afghanistan

My Friend Rescuing A Dog In The Streets Of Afghanistan

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NildaLopezVale 2 years ago

lovely picture it shows human and animals helping eachother

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#7 Soldier And His Best Friends

Soldier And His Best Friends

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JaneWade 2 years ago

For God should love the world and may the doggies and soldier love each other.

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#8 Soldier Carries A Kitty

Soldier Carries A Kitty

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BabyKangeroo7 2 years ago

mail! who needs their mail?!?

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#11 Soldier With His Dog

Soldier With His Dog

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KateOffner 2 years ago

Such devotion in the eyes and the kiss

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#15 Russian Soldiers Of WWII Sleeping With Puppy

Russian Soldiers Of WWII Sleeping With Puppy

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BabyKangeroo7 2 years ago

It helps people to sleep with a fluffy stuffed animal..... but real is ok also :)

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#17 One Of Our Adopted Puppies Used To Hide Anywhere He Could To Stay Out Of The Heat

One Of Our Adopted Puppies Used To Hide Anywhere He Could To Stay Out Of The Heat

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ShirleyCushley 2 years ago

What happened to them when it was time to leave? It must have been heartbreaking for the soldiers, but what happened to the animals?

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#21 Tired Soldier And A Puppy

Tired Soldier And A Puppy

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BabyKangeroo7 2 years ago

they look so much alike !!

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#24 Tough Soldier With His Kitty

Tough Soldier With His Kitty

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BabyKangeroo7 2 years ago

thats cute..... tuff guy with fluffy kitty

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#25 My Brother In Yemen Holding Two Adorable Puppies

My Brother In Yemen Holding Two Adorable Puppies

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HeatherDerksen 2 years ago

Remember these solders also need our support when they come home, and and pet is a good one.

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