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An update on the dog with the old photo tucked in his collar

Soldier and the mysterious photo that was found in his collar
Soldier and the mysterious photo that was found in his collar
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According to Friday's ABC News, Soldier, the pit bull who was found with an old, black and white photo tucked into his collar in Greenville, S.C., has found a home.

Soldier was picked up as a stray in mid-January, and the mysterious photo discovered in his collar, which showed a man who appeared to be in a military uniform, generated a great deal of intrigue and interest. Thanks to that intrigue, his story quickly spread nationwide.

The initial hope was that Soldier's true owner would be found and that the pair would be reunited, but that never happened.

Instead, Soldier has a new home with a woman who lives in Dryden, Va., who has experience with pit bulls. Soldier's new guardian, Julie Hensley, a 50-year-old attorney, dog rescuer and "pit bull enthusiast."

Hensley made the three-hour trek to adopt Soldier from the Greenville County Pet Rescue earlier this month and she has reported that her new companion is settling in quite well.

Hensley gave ABC News her personal theory about Soldier's mysterious past:

People love a mystery and the shame here is we’re probably not going to get the answers we’re looking for,”

“But I’ve got most of the answers. He was loved. He developed a great bond with someone, but something happened. Some tragedy. Someone died, or he got away from them and he couldn’t’ find them, there was some tragic separation, and then he was fortunate to be found by the shelter in Greenville, [which was] willing to go the extra mile to give a plain old pit bull a forever home.”

Prior story about Soldier here.

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