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Hill lawmakers seek to help military dogs, advocates want more

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.

2 Comments

  1. Thank you Rep. Jones and Senator Blumenthal. These dogs are not equipment. They are living, vital members of the armed services willing to give their lives for this country. As such they deserve benefits and most certainly a return flight to the United States. Temple Grandin said it best, “Nature is cruel. We don’t have to be.”

  2. Please email me the address for the rescue org. to return these dogs to the U.S. I would like to contribute.
    Thank you