On Friday, a family in Texas has increased the reward for Kujo, their missing dog that was a U.S. Marine squadrons companion while in Afghanistan, reports KWTX news.
A few years ago, Kujo, was a wild, stray Afghani dog trying to survive in Afghanistan. He had taught himself how to get food by grabbing fish out of rivers and creeks. Kujo befriended a U.S. Marine squadron and became their constant companion.
U.S. Marine platoon 3/3 Weapons Co. knew at the end of their deployment that Kujo did not have much of a chance of a very long life and wanted to give him a home in America, but it was an almost impossible feat. LCpl Andrew Lindstrom was determined to help Kujo and called his mom for help.
After she made several phones calls, and with the help of MarineParents.com and KWTX, a request to find a family was answered by the Parker's in Lott, Texas who invited Kujo to live with them on their farm. With the British group Nowzad Dogs that rescues stray and abandoned dogs in Afghanistan, arranging the trip, Kujo soon became "An American Dog."
Kujo grew to a healthy 130 pounds on the farm near the Deer Creek area of Falls County Texas and befriended two kittens and was living the life. Then on July 7, Kujo went missing.
The family believes he may have gone on "patrol" and wandered too far and can't find his way back. They are asking for the public to help them find Kujo who may have even gone father than the Deer Creek area by this time.
If you see Kujo, please call Stan or Valerie Parker at 254-749-4934. There is a reward for his safe return.
Kujo is a male with yellow and black brindle coat. He has a white chest and feet and a docked tail.