POSTED: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 3:13pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 3, 2013 - 1:33pm
Tyler, TX (KETK) — I saw this story on Memorial Day and it warmed my heart and broke my heart at the same time.
A Dallas TV station is reporting there is an adoption service set up now to adopt military dogs.
You know, the ones we've been using in Iraq and Afghanistan.
After the war or their time, they are labeled as equipment.
They are not labeled Veterans, and are left behind.
How can something alive be called equipment?
Here in the states, police officers use dogs all the time for drug dogs and if the dog is hurt or killed it's treated just like an injury or crime to an officer.
I've had several fiends who were in the service tell me those dogs were lifesavers.
The military, with all it's wisdom, is leaving them over there or it's been hard to get them back.
There is now a group trying to help with that.
They are called http://www.militaryworkingdogadoptions.com/ .
According to them, it takes 9-15 months to get those dogs home and may take $2,000 for the entire process...
In Vietnam, I read where when we were done there, we left behind almost 5,000 dogs.
Some were euthanized.
The English even have a museum for working animals during war.
Why don't we?
Why can't we bring these warriors home?
If we can get America "Obama-phones," we can bring these dogs back.
Right now, the government sees them as a piece of equipment.
Let's help if we can at http://www.militaryworkingdogadoptions.com/ .
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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