Monday, December 24, 2012

Ex-Military Dog Has New Mission

Ex-military dog has new mission in Fayetteville
Meet Brit: Army patrol dog Brit retires to Fayetteville

Dec 24, 2012 - Months after his retirement, a former military working dog is finding new purpose.

Brit, an 8-year-old German shepherd that spent his entire life in the military until being adopted by Mark and Jasmine Russell of Fayetteville earlier this year, has begun making regular trips to Womack Army Medical Center.

Jasmine Russell said the "spoiled pooch" has adjusted well to his new role.

He passed therapy classes with flying colors, she said, and had no trouble with an evaluation needed to roam hospital halls on Fort Bragg.

On Friday, Brit made his third visit to Fort Bragg, where he has been greeted with open arms, Russell said.

"It sounds very goofy, but the boy is a traffic stop," she said. "Everyone stops to say hello or give him a hug."

Russell said Brit is particularly popular among soldiers who served overseas.

On several occasions, those soldiers have broken down in tears while hugging Brit and have thanked him for the service of military working dogs overseas. read more>>>

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