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A Ratchet The Dog Update.

October 20, 2008

Looks like the groundswell of support for Sgt. Gwen Beberg’s plight actually resulted in something positive.  According to CNN, Ratchet is on his way to being reunited with his adopted owner.

“She was absolutely miserable in the war and was really struggling to keep going every day. Ratchet turned it around for her,” SPCA spokeswoman Stephanie Scroggs said last week.

Beberg’s mother, Patricia Beberg, in a statement released by the SPCA, said Ratchet “was the savior of her [daughter’s] sanity” in Iraq.

SPCA representatives said the military euthanizes some animals that it confiscates, and that Gwen Beberg worried that Ratchet would be killed.

Beberg was thrilled to hear last week that the military would let OBP take Ratchet, the SPCA said.

“Your persistence and amazing work has astonished me throughout this whole thing,” Gwen Beberg said in an e-mail to the SPCA, according to the society.

Scroggs said one of Beberg’s friends helped spread the news about Ratchet through blogs. One of the petitions, which had more than 65,000 signatures as of Sunday night, was started by a blogger, Scroggs said.

Maybe silly little blogs like this can actually do some good.

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  1. Wendy Keelan permalink
    October 20, 2008 10:20 am

    Fantastic news. I have been so worried that he might mysteriously disappear. The SPCA are wonderful for all they have done. Well done Gwen, I hope you and Ratchet have a wonderful, long and happy life together. Well done. I am so delighted. I live in London and the weather here is grey as usual but it is sunny with this wonderful news!

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