BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — UPDATE: Piggy will be on his way back to the United States next week! But his new dad, Cheektowaga's Zach Knorr, will not be able to come back until October so a temporary foster home was secured for Piggy is needed until Knorr returns.
Piggy, an abused war puppy in Afghanistan, has found a soulmate in Cheektowaga's own, Zach Knorr while overseas.
Knorr, a deployed U.S. Army veteran has teamed up with his sister, Nicky Urbanski, to raise enough money for both Piggy (black and white) and his sisters Sierra (brown) and Chubby (brown) to get flown back to the states.
Piggy had his ear cut off and tail docked before Knorr met him, which has raised some concern for long term health issues.
Both Knorr and Urbanski are raising funds to cover critical vet bills and vaccinations as well as flight costs. The duo has paired up with Puppy Rescue Mission to coordinate transportation for Piggy, Sierra and Chubby to return to Cheektowaga. Urbanski says on average, a dog returning from a war zone safely can cost anywhere from $3,500 to $5,000.
If you'd like to donate to the gofundme, you can do so here.