Rescued From the Taliban: Brin the British Troop Mascot

A hero stray dog who saved the lives of British troops has been rescued from the Taliban in a daring raid by Afghan commandos. Brin the Afghan hound was adopted by Coldstream Guards and handed over to Gurkha Rifles troops after wandering on to their base several months ago. The friendly desert dog, who looks like a cross between a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a Jack Russell, then started following them on patrols into the Taliban badlands. Soon the clever pooch started barking at suspicious-smelling mounds in the dirt which were found to be deadly Taliban roadside bombs. It meant soldiers were able to

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Utah Slot Canyon Dog Rescue

I’m a few days behind this story due to the holiday, but if you have not seen it yet the passing of a little time does nothing to diminish the feel-good factor. This could have ended much differently were it not for Zak Anderegg, the man a particular dog may now count among his guardian angels. After local officials showed no interest in trying to rescue the starving canine, Anderegg took matters into his own hands – and was kind enough to record the outcome for the rest of us to marvel at. Note that there are two videos, hence the funky menu beneath the video player.

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