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U.S. Soldier Returns From Deployment To Find His Labrador Had Been Sold By A ‘Friend’

I hate to hit you all with a downer on a Friday afternoon, but this American soldier could use some help tracking down his beloved yellow labrador retriever.

Brandon Harker, a member of the United States Army’s Second Infantry Division, returned home from his nine-month deployment in Afghanistan to find that his labrador, Oakley, had either been given away or sold by the friend (presumably now ex-friend) whom he left in charge of caring for him. Harker has had Oakley since he was eight weeks old. Scummiest move of all time, or scummiest move of all time? Just heartless.

Harker posted this ad on the Seattle Craigslist, enlisting the help of people in the area to track Oakley down and return him home.

I just recently returned from a 9 month deployment. And upon arrival back into the area I found out my yellow labrador retriever was either given away or sold while I was gone. I was told this happened in May, but it could have happened anytime from February till June. He is good with kids and other dogs. He has a unique coat, on his face he has spots of a darker yellow (champagne) he also has spots of the same color going down his sides and legs. If anyone has any information on this and can help me please do. I am just trying to get him back to me since he was wrongfully given away or sold with out my permission while I was deployed. I will also be able to verify the dog is mine because he is micro-chipped and registered to me. Once again thank you to everyone who sees this and tries to help. If you could spread the word about this issues that would be great as well.

Here’s to hoping Oakley returns home, and that the dog seller trips and gets his two front teeth knocked out this weekend. You don’t screw with a man’s dog.

[via Craigslist]


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Dillon Cheverere

Dillon Cheverere (@DCheverere) is the Vice President of Media for Grandex, Inc. He's a native Texan with a full head of hair and knows his way around a nice box of red wine. Dorn graduated (BBA) with a GPA sitting in the meaty part of the bell curve, not lagging behind, but not trying to show off, either. Golf is his game now. He's long off the tee but can't putt for shit. Email:

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