Dog Brought From Afghanistan To New Home In State

Fox CT

One Lucky Dog

Mo is adjusting to the good life in Clinton after being rescued from Afghanistan. The 6-month-old mutt traveled over 48 hours and across nine time zones to his new Connecticut home with Brian Wakefield. Brian’s brother Adam took the stray in, but the Army ordered him to get rid of the dog.

So Adam and his family started Operation “SendMoHome;” a website that raised the $3,500 needed to quarantine and vaccinate Mo, and then fly him to Connecticut. Donations flooded in and the money was raised in less than 24 hours. Brian picked up Mo Tuesday at JFK International Airport. “The Customs guy was giving me a hard time, He was wondering why I spent so much money on the dog,” Brian said. “Coming from Afghanistan, he was wondering if I was a breeder or something like that. No, he’s a mutt.” Adam will be reunited with Mo when he returns to Connecticut in mid-August for Brian’s wedding. Adam’s tour in Afghanistan is supposed to be over in December.