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Moody Airman returns from training, reunited with his dog

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Wade Clark reuniting with his dog, Magnum Wade Clark reuniting with his dog, Magnum
Wade Clark Wade Clark
Cindy Hancock Cindy Hancock
Steve Greenhaw Steve Greenhaw
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Airman Wade Clark has spent the last two months in Arkansas for training. His dog, Magnum, has spent the last three weeks in a foster home while Clark was away.

"All animals need love, and it was a great opportunity to experience the joy and the comfort and the companionship of such a magnificent dog," said Cindy Hancock, Magnum's foster parent for the past three weeks.

Clark says he's extremely thankful for Hancock's generosity, but is glad to be back and to be able to care for Magnum himself.

"I'm pretty excited. I was gone for two months and about half way in I'd say I started missin' home and missin' his face. So, it's good to be back," Clark admitted.

The first couple of weeks Clark was gone, Magnum was taken care of by Dr. Steve Greenhaw, the coordinator of the Moody Pet Guardian Angels program.

The program is designed to help find foster homes for the pets of Moody Airmen when the Airmen are gone for an extended period of time.

"I think it's important for anybody whose got pets, not just military," Clark added. "People go out of town on business all the time, they might not have family in the area, they might not have anything they can do with their animals."

WALB News 10 first spoke with Greenhaw back in December about the program, at which time Magnum was the only pet in the program. Now, the program is expecting two more pets in the coming weeks and Greenhaw is hoping that Clark and Magnum will be the perfect example to encourage other Airmen to take advantage of this service.

"[The Valdosta-Lowndes County Animal Shelter] is overwhelmed with the number of pets, the number of animals there now. Anything we can do to alleviate the overburdening number of animals will only be a help," Greenhaw said.

Something that can be done, and by spreading the story of Clark and Magnum, hopefully will be.

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