Help reunite Eevee, the dog from Killen, with her owner deployed overseas

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KILLEN, Ala. (WHNT) - When members of our military are sent overseas, they leave behind friends, family and sometimes even pets.

"Most people would probably decide that, okay I have no family that can take care of my pet, I have no friends, I'm just going to have to take it to a shelter," explained Leslie Covington with the organization 'Dogs on Deployment'.

DOD offers military members a service no one else really thought about -- watching over their pets. You can help the men and women serving our country by boarding their pets when they are on deployment.  It's one less thing they have to worry about.

"It's great if you are patriotic, you love pets," Covington said. "It's not just dogs either. We help find homes for cats and one time had to find a home for a snake."

Any donations to 'Dogs on Deployment' go directly to service members. You can also volunteer to help spread the word, or even board a pet.

Normally, they try to find a home in the area to place them. However, Eevee, a little dog from Killen, is on another mission.

"We're trying to raise money to help her go to Germany to be with her daddy. Hopefully we can raise the money, because it costs a lot of money to send her, about $2,000."

They only need about $750 more in order to send Eevee to her owner, Ian Hooper. He will be serving in Germany for the next three years.

If you want to help reunite the two, or donate to help board other military member's pets, click here. When you checkout online, write that your donation is for Eevee in Killen in the comment box!

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