Troops Outraged to Learn Army Dumped 100’s of Heroic Service Dogs

Troops Outraged to Learn Army Dumped 100’s of Heroic Service Dogs

September 01, 2016

Troops Outraged to Learn Army Dumped 100’s of Heroic Service Dogs

Military dogs have contributed their services all over the world.  In Afghanistan, the Atlantic Magazine reported coalition troops depended on “the on thousands of military working dogs to help keep them safe, and make their jobs easier.”   


Performing tasks like sniffing out:  explosives, drugs, people.    

But, they also are more than that.  They train with their handlers, form a special unbreakable bond as they protect their pack.  They walk in front of the soldiers in known IED fields.  


So, when their soldier handlers want to adopt their canine buddies they have the right to do so.  Under ‘Robby’s Law’ passed in 2000, named after a military dog handler who’s dog was being euthanized at the same time he was trying to adopt him.  Prior to 2000, it was common practice to euthanize the soldier dogs after their tours.  


But, now hundreds of military canine handlers are outraged to find that the military ‘dumped hundreds of heroic military dogs’.  

Ninety dogs adopted out, at the same time, under suspicious circumstances?” a soldier told the New York Post. “Subcontractors are literally another layer of insulation to cover the BS.”  

 

K2 Solutions holds the contract with the Pentagon to take control over the military dogs once they return from active service.  And many military dog handlers claim they have repeatedly contacted K2 and filed paperwork to adopt their canine friends with no reply from the privately held company.  


Much mystery exists over what exactly happened to the returning service dogs as according to their website, K2 Solutions sells highly trained dogs.  K2 Solutions runs a training facility for specialized skills in canines:   combat, counterterrorism and catastrophes.  The dogs have $75,000 to $100,000 in training. 


Many of the soldier handlers feel scammed by K2 and that they are profiting from the dogs instead of offering the handlers their legal right to adopt them.  

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7 Responses

Tricia
Tricia

September 04, 2016

Transparency.. This bullshit is never acceptable and if this happened to the service personnel they is people and government would be losing their shit. All service dogs come home and given the life they deserve. Wake up government your bullshit is not acceptable, fight for these dogs.

Sherri Belcolore
Sherri Belcolore

September 03, 2016

OUTRAGED! Those dogs are military as much as our brave men and woman serving to protect our country and deserve the same rights. When there deployment is over they deserve to come home to a loving family. I have two son`s that serve, one in the Air Force and another in the Marines. As far as I’m concerned a military dog is as much a part of our military as our two legged loved ones. There are plenty of families that would be honored to have one a part of their family.

Sherri Belcolore
Sherri Belcolore

September 03, 2016

This is so completely wrong!! These dogs deserve no less than our men and woman serving our country. They deserve to come home to a loving family, if that means their handlers home or a loving family who wants to adopt them. Is there a way to adopt one of these wonderful dogs? I would be interested in one myself and I’m sure many others are as well.

Patricia
Patricia

September 03, 2016

This is HORRIBLE and inexcusable,….but I know for a fact that there are people busting hump behind the scense to correct this the RIGHT WAY, for benefit of ALL.

Francine Swieca
Francine Swieca

September 03, 2016

This is an insult to our nation. These dogs gave their lives for their handlers and country. If anything they should be retired to a sanctuary or the soldiers who love and want them. You will never find anyone as loyal as a dog. God Bless them and all they do and get so little in return for all their endless devotion. Makes me sick.

Michael Bierman
Michael Bierman

September 02, 2016

The dogs belong to their best friend. The soldier trained the dog for many hrs and has loyalty to only. The canine and soldier would give their life for the other. HOW DO SEPERATE A RELATIONSHIP LIKE THAT.

JoAnn Manousos
JoAnn Manousos

September 02, 2016

These dogs should be with the soldiers who were their handlers. The bond is there, just as the soldier served his tour, and is able to return home So should his K9 with him. It’s just the right thing to do. PERIOD!

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