Troops Betrayed as Service Dogs 'Dumped' by NC Company and Army

Troops Betrayed as Service Dogs 'Dumped' by NC Company and Army

February 15, 2016

Troops Betrayed as Service Dogs 'Dumped' by NC Company and Army

At least 200 military handlers who wanted to adopt the service dogs they served beside have been betrayed by the Army, Pentagon and a North Carolina who secretly 'dumped out' those dogs in mass adoptions to civilians.

This military service dog adoption scandal was recently reported on by the New York Post and other news media outlets.

Robby’s Law was enacted in 2000 and ensures that a soldier or their families can adopt the retired dogs who are sent back to the U.S.

But now, many people believe that K2 Solutions in Southern Pines is ignoring the soldiers and “dumping” the dogs into civilian life.

Several handlers reportedly told the New York Post that they have contacted K2 in hopes of adopting their former dogs. They say they have been given little information and have even been deliberately misdirected.

The New York Post reported that one active duty soldier has been waiting three years to adopt “Oogie,” a black lab who served with him in Afghanistan.

One soldier told the Post that he believes there’s a thriving black market for the dogs.

“Ninety dogs adopted out, at the same time, under suspicious circumstances?” he said. “Subcontractors are literally another layer of insulation to cover the BS.”

At least three government workers were also involved and may have taken dogs for themselves.

It’s a scandal that continues to this day, with hundreds of handlers still searching for their dogs — and the Army, the Pentagon and K2 Solutions covering up what happened, and what may still be happening.

Read the New York Post's lengthy report of this scandal.

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7 Responses

kathleen wni k
kathleen wni k

February 22, 2016

That’s an awful shame what those contractors did, I’m sure it was about money! These soldiers deserve first chance for the 4 legged soldier friends, its not right!

Dallas Brown
Dallas Brown

February 22, 2016

This is just so wrong America. Please support getting these service K9’s to their RIGHTFUL OWNERS! They should go to none other than the members they served with!! These shady government deals and contracts disgust me…..

debra bernardo
debra bernardo

February 22, 2016

im am sickened about this ..they are heroes..just like the humans ,,,who used them …does any one realize what those savages will do to our poor dogs..i shudder to think …please bring them home..

Mike Caldwell
Mike Caldwell

February 22, 2016

Keeping the K-9s with their handlers could be a good way to curb the effects of P.T.S.D.s in both of them. Why would the " Government" want to separate them and create more stress after all that they have been through ?? This should be something that the Veterans Administration should look into !!

Dave
Dave

February 22, 2016

THOSE K-9 S WERE SOLDIERS TOO AND THEY DESERVE TO STAY WITH THERE PARTNERS.WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR SICK GOVERNMENT WHO WANTS TO GIVE THE DOGS TO CIVILIANS,I DON’T GET IT.

Glenda Saylor
Glenda Saylor

February 22, 2016

Why is these dogs not be given to their original handlers which is the soldiers. Why must you all be crook in everything you do and its sicken, give them their dogs.

Beverly Brewer
Beverly Brewer

February 22, 2016

You people should be totally ashamed of yourself do something right with these dogs or take your ass over there and served without the dogs like the serviceman have to

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