Bring K9 Mattie Home

Hi friends, my name is Séamus Fennessy. In January of 2019 I went to serve our country on active military duty with the National Guard. The civilian company I worked for, MSA Security, retaliated against me by forcibly taking my bomb dog, Mattie, who was approaching retirement. I was her first and only handler - we had worked with each other for five years and were inseparable. Her bonds with my wife and baby daughter were just as strong; even a year later, my three-year old says almost every day how she misses her.

 My family was left devastated. MSA’s excuse for not fulfilling their original promise to let us adopt Mattie was that she was a “$20,000 investment.” So, having tried and failed to appeal to their humanity, we are proposing to buy her back. In addition, we will cover all transportation, medical, and administrative costs for doing so.

But there is no way we can come up with the funds through our own resources. We need your help. Please consider making a donation to bring K9 Mattie home. The faster we reach our goal the faster we can reunite our family and end this nightmare. Your generosity will be appreciated more than you can imagine.

For more information on our struggle, please read our petition and follow our Facebook page Bring K9 Mattie Home .  We are also on Twitter as SaveK9Mattie (@k9_save) and on Instagram as K9 Mattie . Here is a New York City news clip that gives a good background summary: PIX 11 Family of NJ National Guardsman fighting to bring dog home .

We pray that MSA Security realizes that family and country come before power and profit. On behalf of the Fennessy family, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


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