Rescue Worker Pens Beautiful Letter To The Soldier Who Was Forced To Leave His Dog Behind

He left Prinny in good hands.

Soldiers who are deployed abroad already have a lot of loose ends to tie up before their departure. Wondering if the pets they have to leave behind are safe and well cared for shouldn't be a concern. Thanks to the generosity of an Australian animal rescue, at least one soldier doesn't have to worry anymore.

Kae Norman, founder of Rescued With Love Inc., penned a letter on Facebook to a soldier who had given the shelter his family's dog, Prinny. The soldier's mother had passed away, and he had no choice but to surrender the beloved pooch before he left for Iraq.

Seeing the love the soldier had for Prinny, Norman wrote that she knew how hard it was for him to let the pup go, but not to worry. She was rescued by a veteran, and couldn't be in better hands.

(Read full letter below.)

Norman posted the letter to Facebook in hopes that they'd be able to reach the soldier with the news. She wrote:

I don't know where you are, or how to find you to tell you Prinny is safe. Maybe this will find you. All I know is my throat ached when I read your writing on that form when you handed her over – and I could not try to let you know she is safe, and very happy. Stay safe soldier.

The letter quickly went viral with over 7,000 likes and almost 3,000 shares.

Two days later, Rescued With Love announced on their Facebook page that they had found Prinny's soldier. His name is Marc and the rescue has been corresponding with him.

"Brendan and Sheryl who foster for RWL have adopted Prinny  — and they will be in contact with Marc when he is back in the country," Norman wrote

Soon, both soldier and dog will be home sweet home.

(H/T: Buzzfeed)