Thursday, January 29, 2015

Afghanistan Veteran Reunited With Bulldog After She Was Given Away

December 8, 2014
Good Morning America

Sometimes true love trumps all, as was the case with John Russo and his beloved American bulldog Bones.

Given to Russo as a Christmas present in 2008 from his mother, Bones stayed with Russo’s ex-girlfriend when he joined the Army and left for basic training and a deployment to Afghanistan in 2009.

“We were broken up before I left, but she was taking care of her [Bones], so I thought,” Russo told ABC News. “Then I got home and realized she had surrendered her.”

Russo attempted to contact his ex, but found out her number and address had changed. Russo tried to find Bones, but didn't have any luck. As an animal lover, he often checks humane society websites just to see the animals there, and he had an unbelievable spotting last week.

“I had a feeling that day and I went on the website and there she was,” Russo said of Bones.

The 5-year-old bulldog had been safely sheltered and up for adoption at the Flagler Humane Society in Palm Coast, Florida.

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