Dan Brissey went to serve when he was already 31 years old. The 9/11 attacks spurred him into a career as a military police officer before being sent to Afghanistan, thousands of miles from his home state of Delaware.
The man worked as a military engineer, helped to restore houses. He knew he was doing important work, but he still felt terribly alone.
Everything changed when he met Sully. He noticed four kittens near the construction site a long time ago.
When he saw a small red cat in the corner of the foundation, he realized that she was the only one of the entire litter who managed to survive.
Dan cautiously approached the baby and held out his hand to her. Instead of running away, the kitten on weak, thin legs came closer – and put its front paw on the soldier’s knee.
At that moment, the man decided that this was his destiny.
He took the kitten to the unit and fed it. Sully slept next to him, shared a table with him, and played every night.
She became his only soulmate in a foreign country.
But when Dan turned 50, it was time for him to return to his homeland.
And then the soldier decided that he would take the cat with him, no matter what.
It turned out that in order to be allowed to take a cat on board and bring it to the USA, you need to draw up a whole pile of papers. Spay her and get all her vaccinations.
And Dan turned to the only animal shelter in Afghanistan.
It turned out that the cost of assistance is too high.
For Dan, the amount was simply huge. But he did not give up and announced a fundraiser so that Sully would find a new home.
If, for some reason, their plans were violated, all the money would go to the maintenance of the shelter.
But everything went well.
Sally received all the necessary vaccinations, a passport and a chip – and went with the pensioner to his homeland, a thousand kilometers from home and her vagrant relatives.