All that petition signing paid off, Ratchet has been approved to come to the U.S. and is waiting for a flight to bring him to his new home.
Besides the thousands of petition signers, Ratchet had champions such as her local congressman, Democrat Keith Ellison, as well as both of her state’s senators, Democrat Amy Klobuchar and Republican Norm Coleman, all of whom wrote letters to the military asking them to review the case.
“Dogs like Ratchet bring comfort to our troops when deployed and sometimes become important members of the family,” Coleman said in a statement. “I am glad the Army listened to myself and others who pleaded Spc. Beberg’s case and have cleared Ratchet to come to his new home in Minnesota.”
Ratchet was cleared to leave the country but due to certain circumstances did not make his flight. He isn’t the first one to miss a flight, hopefully they didn’t lose his luggage. I’m sure he’ll be reunited with Sgt. Beberg soon, what a happy day that will be.
Please don’t forget about all the wonderful dogs that are already in the U.S. and looking for homes. October is American Humane’s Adopt-A-Dog Month and you can save thousands in airfare by going to your local shelter and adopting a dog that is already here. No passport needed.