When McFarland and Ikar returned from Afghanistan, they were separated. Ikar belonged to the military, not his handler, and he was needed back in Afghanistan.
When Ikar came back from Afghanistan again, a private contract company supposedly had worked for him. Unfortunately, they dumped him and several other dogs in a kennel and refused to pay the kennel owner. It took 17 months for Mission K9 Rescue and the US War Dogs Association to rescue the dogs and reunite Ikar with a thrilled McFarland.
Ikar will now join McFarland and his wife and two other dogs for a fabulous retirement.
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