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3TV, FOX 10 & KTAR: U.S. Air Force Sergeant Reunited with Dogs After Deployment

Written by: Kimberly Ring

News Highlights:

  • On Sunday, January 20, the Arizona Humane Society reunited U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Miranda Douglas with her two pups, Nacho and Lady, as part of AHS’ Project Active Duty program.
  • Six months ago, Douglas was deployed overseas and without anyone to help care for her dogs, Douglas turned to AHS’ Project Active Duty program for help.
  • The program, which is free of charge to members of the military, places pets into AHS Foster Hero homes for the length of the deployment, regardless of the duration, thanks to AHS' partnership with PetSmart Charities.


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Arizona Humane Society reunites US Air Force sergeant with her pups KTAR Staff, KTAR | January 21, 2019
PHOENIX — When U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Miranda Douglas was deployed six months ago, she didn’t have anyone who could take care of her two dogs. Luckily, the Arizona Humane Society’s Project Active Duty program was able to find a foster home for Nacho and Lady at no cost for the duration of her deployment. Douglas recently returned from her deployment and was reunited with the two pups Monday morning. The Arizona Humane Society presented her with treats, toys and beds for Nacho and Lady. The Project Active Duty program allows any active military member leaving for a tour of duty to drop off up to two pets. The organization finds a foster home for the animals, ensuring they will be well cared for while their owners are away. The Arizona Humane Society launched the program with PetSmart after 9/11 in an effort to serve members of the military.
January 24, 2019