An Australian special forces sniffer dog that went missing for almost 14 months after a battle in Afghanistan has finally returned home to Australia.
Sarbi arrived in Sydney on a flight from Dubai, where she had been in quarantine for the past six months.
She has now been moved to a quarantine facility, where she will undergo further veterinary examinations.
The 10-year-old bitch went missing in September 2008 after her patrol was ambushed in Uruzgan province.
Nine Australian soldiers, including Sarbi’s trainer, were wounded.
After the attack, there was no sign of the dog, and months of searching failed to find her. Sarbi was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).
But in late October 2009, the dog was found by a US soldier in the care of a local Afghan man. She appeared to have been well cared for.
As I always post so depressing stories I thought this one was different. Specially because the man who took care of Sarbi was an Afghan man. That’s shocking, due to Islam’s take on dogs.