22 Jun '12, 6am

Tell Congress: Military Working Dogs are Not Equipment | Care2 Causes

They go above and beyond to demonstrate their intelligence, loyalty and bravery. They refuse to leave the sides of their fallen soldiers and are repeatedly asked to risk their lives. Yet, when all is said and done, our military working dogs (MWDs) are classified as nothing more than equipment by the Department of Defense. MWDs are used by all arms of the Armed Forces, along with other government agencies, but their current classification doesn’t just make them and their contributions in the military seem insignificant, it makes it difficult to transport them back to the U.S. and leaves them with without veterinary care after they are retired. At retirement they’re merely considered excess equipment and receive no medical benefits, despite the range of problems they may develop from physical issues to psychological ones resulting from the trauma of violence, which can make ...

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