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Good Samaritan Flies Marine’s Dog Cross-County

by Katherine

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Three years ago, while serving his country, U.S. Marine Andrew Morales rescued two, part-Anatolian Shepherds from Afghanistan. The dogs, named Dusty and Wyatt, became part of Morales’s family in California, but recently the Marine was transferred to camp Lejeune, N.C., and his two pets’ fate was at risk.

See, Dusty and Wyatt are too large to fly on commercial airplanes and Morales feared he would have to leave his best friends behind.

Dusty and Wyatt
Dusty and Wyatt

Wrigley Heiress, Helen Rosburg, and granddaughter of chewing gum industrialist William Wrigley, learned of Morales’s plea to get his dogs from California to North Carolina and decided to help.

“He was going to lose his dogs and I said ‘Not on my watch,'” Rosburg ABC Affiliate WWAY. “He’s a hero on so many different levels. The Wrigleys are an extremely patriotic family and I am a true Wrigley child.”

Rosburg charted a private plane and flew the Morales family along their two large pets to North Carolina.

“From the bottom of me and my wife’s hearts we really appreciate what she did for us,” Morales said.

Someday Morales and Rosburg will meet, and Morales will be able to tell Rosburg in person how much her good deed touched and impacted the Marine’s life.

We at Life with Dogs would like to thank Roseburg for helping our war veteran and hero, and we also appreciate the many other pets you save through your organization “On the Wings of Angels Rescue.”