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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