Veteran's Beloved Labrador Sold While He Was Deployed in Afghanistan

Brandon Harker, a veteran of the War in Afghanistan living in Washington, returned home this week after an eight-month deployment and discovered the friend with whom he had entrusted the care of his Labrador retriever, had sold the two-year-old purebred on Craigslist without any explanation.

"My friend just said they 'got rid of him,'" Harker said. "They never gave me any other explanation. He would say, 'I don't know who we gave him to' and, 'I don't know their phone number.'"

The dog, named Oakley, "is two years and four months old and Harker has had him since he was just eight weeks." The dog is also micro-chipped, registered, weighs about 100 pounds and 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."

Harker is hoping Craigslist can help him find his dog. 

"I am just trying to get him back since he was wrongfully given away or sold without my permission while I was deployed," Harker wrote in his own Craigslist posting. He is asking that anyone in the area who may know where his dog is to contact him via his Craigslist posting

Photo credit: Craigslist


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