But Discovery News has a truly miraculous lost-pet story, about an Australian explosive-detection dog named Sabi who vanished during a September 2008 gunfight in Afghanistan.
Fourteen months after Sabi’s disappearance, a U.S. soldier found her at an isolated patrol base. The retriever was returned to her Australian caretakers in time for a visit (and some pets) from Aussie Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. (Read the full story here.)
Speaking of pets and the military, you can help men and women serving in the armed forces by fostering their pets while they’re stationed abroad. Learn more after the jump.
Learn more about fostering pets for soldiers.
Sign up to be a foster caregiver or make a donation to the Military Pets Foster Project at NetPets.org.