When military troops are deployed to war, they're forced to leave loved ones behind.
Sometimes, those loved ones are pets, and there's no one to care for them. Some of those beloved cats and dogs end up in the pound, abandoned by owners who love them, but have no choice.
A group called Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pets was formed to find foster homes for the pets belonging to deploying U.S. service men and women.
With the upcoming deployment of the 101st Airborne Division, based in Clarksville, they are putting out a call for foster homes in Tennessee.
Foster Homes are needed throughout Tennessee for dogs of every size, cats, and other animals.
Click here to find out more information about Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pets and how to become a foster home.
In most cases expenses for the animal are handled by the owner so volunteers are simply asked to give a loving environment for the animal in the owner's absence.
"We need Tennessee people to take care of Tennessee soldiers. The more foster homes we have the more soldiers we can help," says State Director Shawna Michaud.
Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pets strives to keep animals within their home state while in foster care along with finding the right match for both the foster and the animal.