After Two Years of Deployment, Moody Airman Reunites with His Dog

A Moody airman, William Dana who was deployed to Osan left his dog, Winston behind. However, some Moody…
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A Moody airman, William Dana who was deployed to Osan left his dog, Winston behind. However, some Moody Air Force men and women returned from their place of deployment and William Dana was lucky to be among them.

William Dana was deployed to South Korea for two good years and had no choice other than leaving his faithful dog behind. While he wasn’t around, his dog, Winston was fostered by the coordinator of Moody Pet Guardian Angels, Denise Smiley.

I’m gonna be a mess driving home tonight. I have completely fallen in love with Winston. I’m gonna be a mess losing him.


Moody Pet Guardian Angel is a program supported by the Humane Society of Valdosta and Lowndes County. This program fosters military members’ pets whenever they’re called on to leave for duty.

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According to Smiley, it is hard saying goodbye after keeping a pet, but the reunion is worth it. She had fostered Winston for a long time.

I’m forever grateful, i just want to say thank you to Denise with the Pet Guardian Angels at Moody, as well as the Humane Society, for having a, I guess, service, if you will, to be able to take care of animals, especially for military personnel in times like these.

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 William Whitesell, the board member of Pet Guardian Angel says he was surprised to hear that Moody didn’t have a fostering program in place.

Moody Pet Guardian Angels was established with the mission to protect a man’s best friend and meet the need for those who sacrifice so much.

That’s the main purpose of the Moody Pet Guardians is to keep the pets with the military members that are selected to go on TDY’s, deployments, remote tours because pets are family.


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