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A cat from Kuwait has bonded with a Kentucky soldier, Sergeant Daryl Casey, and given him a sense of home during his deployment.

“When we first got here, we were just getting settled in and there was a mama cat who was kind of hanging around our area. Not too long after we got in and got settled in, she had kittens,” said Sgt. Casey who works on helicopters at Camp Buehring in Kuwait.

One of these kittens touched Daryl’s heart. His name is Stanley.

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kentucky soldier brings Kuwaiti cat home to US

“One of the particular little kittens, he and I just kind of bonded. He’s seen me coming in and he’d come running up to me and rub against my legs. I’d sit down and he’d jump in my lap. When everybody sees him walking around, they go ‘Hey there’s Daryl’s cat!’ They always say, ‘Hey are you looking for your daddy? He’s right over there!‘,” he said.

kentucky soldier brings Kuwaiti cat home to US

Stanley has always been there to keep him company when he feels homesick.

“Christmas and Thanksgiving were, for me, really tough. Those are big family gatherings and I was sitting at work feeling kind of blue and somebody opens the door and here comes Stanley into the office. He kind of looks at me and jumps up in my lap. You can kind of see from those pictures he just kind of lays up beside me like ‘Hey man, it’s going to be ok. I’m here’,” Sgt. Casey said.

kentucky soldier brings Kuwaiti cat home to US

“We had some catnip mice that people had sent and those cats went crazy for that!” he said.

Sgt. Casey will soon be returning to Kentucky and he couldn’t stand the thought of leaving Stanley behind. He reached out for help from Nowzad, a rescue group that has helped troops get the animals they adopted from Afghanistan to their home countries.

“Getting home will be an absolutely joyful event but just to see that little cat’s smiling face when I come in the house, that’s just going to be something. I can’t wait for it,” Sgt. Casey said.

“People say you’re saving this cat’s life and I’m like, well, in a way he’s kind of saved me just by being there for me,” Sgt. Casey said.

Stanley offering some help.

kentucky soldier brings Kuwaiti cat home to US

“People say you’re saving this cat’s life and I’m like, well, in a way he’s kind of saved me just by being there for me.”

kentucky soldier brings Kuwaiti cat home to US

WATCH VIDEO: Kentucky Soldier Giving Kuwaiti Cat New Home.

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A cat named Clyde strayed into the hearts of the soldiers deployed in Afghanistan. They are trying to find her a safe and loving home that she deserves.

“Clyde Clinton Deveraux is a female cat named by male contractors. I am not sure how long she has been at the base in Helmand but I know it’s been at least 2-3 years.

Before I got to country, the compound I worked at changed locations and the contractors thoughtfully brought Clyde with them. My unit got to the Bastion ASP at the end of December 2012.

We were told about there being a cat hanging around the entry control point(ECP) to the ASP. Several of us soldiers are animal lovers and started visiting Clyde at the gate. Soon, Clyde became more attached to us than to the contractors at the gate and hung around our buildings. Seeing Clyde was motivation enough to come to work. The more I cared for and spent time with Clyde, the more I grew attached to her and wanted to take her home.

I was afraid of what might happen to her when all the people that have cared for her leave the country. I believe she has been here long enough and deserves a loving family. I would really love the chance to give that to her.” (via Nowzad).

Clyde the cat and her soldier friend

Clyde the afghan rescue cat

Clyde the afghan rescue cat

Clyde the afghan rescue cat

“I believe she has been here long enough and deserves a loving family. I would really love the chance to give that to her.”

Clyde the afghan rescue cat

Updates:

“Clyde has made it home safely and is settling in nicely along with Aela (the dog) and Tinkerbell (the cat) She is a lucky cat,” Nowzad wrote via Facebook.

She is loving her home comforts.

clyde the rescue cat from afghanistan at her new home

They got help from Nowzad to bring the kitty to a safe and loving home. Follow them on Facebook.

This tiny kitten gets some warm milk from a soldier. He and five other siblings were rescued by soldiers and staff on Oct, 13, 2011 in a parking lot at the Wilson Sports and Fitness Center, JBLM Lewis North, a US military facility.

The kitties give many people in the military the boost of energy and affection they need during their work. Many soldiers who rescue kitties often end up adopting them after they return to their home.

cute kitten bottle feeding by soldier

Photo by staff Sgt. David Chapman.

Sailors and cats have shared a special bond for thousands of years. Cats provided not only companionship that sailors needed on their long and sometimes dreadful voyages, they also protected the ship from vermin such as rats and mice from chewing and damaging the ship and spreading diseases.

This photo was taken in Korea in 1953. The little kitten named Miss Hap was only two weeks old. She became an orphan because of war and was rescued by Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor. He adopted the kitten after the mother cat died from the war. According to the marine, the name was derived “because she was born at the wrong place at the wrong time.”

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