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Lawmakers Seek To Help Military Dogs

Mar 25, 2012 - Comments: 0 - Tags:
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March 22, 2012

Capitol Hill lawmakers are trying to help military service dogs finished with active duty by giving them full health benefits and streamlining their adoption process. But advocacy groups say the legislation should go further by giving the animals a return flight to U.S. soil, just like the soldiers they joined in combat.

The Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act has been introduced in the House by Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., and in the Senate by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and now awaits hearings.

Bill To Help Canine Comrades In Arms

Mar 20, 2012 - Comments: 0 - Tags:
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By AUSTIN WRIGHT
Politico
March 14, 2012

For a pair of pooch-loving lawmakers, no dog should be left behind.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) are pushing legislation to better ensure that a soldier’s best friend — the military working dog — is provided a good home and veterinary care in retirement.

MWD's: Equipment Or Service Members?

Mar 08, 2012 - Comments: 0 - Tags:
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By BOBBIE O'BRIEN
Off The Base
March 7, 2012

Army veteran Kevin Hanrahan and author of Paws on the Ground has taken up the campaign to have military working dogs recognized as members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Currently, military dogs who have saved thousands of lives are considered equipment.

Law To Help Civilians Adopt ‘Dogs Of War’

Feb 09, 2012 - Comments: 0 - Tags:
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By DAVID GOTFREDSON
CBS8 News - San Diego
February 8, 2012

United States military working dogs can be the first line of defense in war zones. In combat situations, the canines locate explosives, clear dangerous buildings, sniff out narcotics and protect troops. They even helped track down Osama bin Laden.

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