Mutual Rescue: Josh & Scout

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
A Purple Heart recipient. A homeless, hungry kitten. A friendship that changed them both.

A Purple Heart recipient. A homeless, hungry kitten. A friendship that changed them both.

In this powerfully inspirational story, Mutual Rescue follows a brave young soldier from a battlefield in Iraq, where he sustained traumatic injuries in a mortar attack, to Fort Riley, Kansas. There, during a thunderstorm, a kitten suddenly appears to save the soldier’s life, then later disappears, only to reappear at another pivotal moment in both their lives.

Meet Josh & Scout.

Josh was a decorated veteran with wounds not easily visible. Scout was an orphaned kitten trying to survive — they needed each other more than either could know.

“Even before he was my cat, before he even knew me that well, Scout saved my life.”

At PetSmart Charities, we believe in the healing power of the human-animal bond. That’s why we’re proud to partner with the Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) in support of their national animal-human welfare movement called Mutual Rescue through a series of films aimed at challenging the world to reimagine how our lives can be transformed when we adopt a homeless pet.

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