Clemency for Ratchet

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Originally Posted: October 9, 2008

Clemency for Ratchet

Petition to help a soldier who saved puppy from life of hardship in Iraq save her dog from being executed by U.S. Superiors!

Sgt. Gwen Beberg befriended puppy Ratchet while serving in Iraq, and sent regular dispatches to her home in Minneapolis charting the dog's process, with 100s of fans tuning in on Facebook to follow the pup's life.

But the U.S. military takes a strict line with soldiers befriending animals, and confiscated Ratchet as Sgt. Beberg prepared to fly home from Baghdad Airport at the weekend.

Operation Baghdad Pups, a program run by SPCA International, which has the motto 'No buddy gets left behind', is pleading with the U.S. Army to allow Ratchet to fly out of the country - amid fears the military will shoot the puppy in the head execution-style.

Sign the petition today!



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Contact Minnesota Senators & Representatives, whether or not you live in Minnesota. Time is of the essence (phone calls and faxes are best way to communicate):

Senator Amy Klobuchar
ph: (888) 224-9043 or (612) 727-5220
Washington DC fax: (202) 228-2186
Minnesota fax: (612) 727-5223
webmail or webmail

Senator Norm Coleman
ph: (800) 642-6041 or (651) 645-0323
Washington DC fax: (202) 224-1152
St. Paul, MN fax: (651) 645-3110
webmail or webmail

Representative Keith Ellison
ph: (202) 225-4755 or (612) 522-1212
Washington DC fax: (202) 225-4886
Minneapolis, MN fax: (612) 522-9915
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For more information, see Soldier who saved puppy from life of hardhip in Iraq could see her dog executed by U.S. superiors.

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