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Brenda
- 3730 days ago - abcnews.go.com
CONTACT INFO. IN COMMENTS: After Service, 'War Dogs' Switch From Bomb Sniffing to Playing Fetch! Proposed Changes for the Retiring MWD Adoption Program:We are asking the miltary to look at the feasibilty of modifying the current Retiring MWD Adoption Pr



   

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Brenda H (29)
Tuesday December 30, 2008, 4:24 pm
THANK YOU CHARLY FOR THIS INFORMATION FOR OUR MILITARY WORKING DOGS:

Military Working Dog Adoptions
Proposed Changes for the Retiring MWD Adoption Program

We are asking the miltary to look at the feasibilty of modifying the current
Retiring MWD Adoption Program in the following ways:

1. Implement a Standardized Operating Procedure among all the services regarding MWD Adoptions.

2. Set a standardized length of time for the retiring MWD’s paperwork being processed through Lackland

3. Make it MANDATORY to list all available MWDs world-wide on the Lackland DoD website: http://www.lackland.af.mil/units/341stmwd/index.asp

4. Make it MANDATORY for all adopted OCONUS (OVERSEAS) MWDs to receive transport back to the U.S.
via military air. Consideration should also be given to transporting any retiring MWD closer to the state
of their adoptive family’s residence. Retired MWDs have no “return to home station” benefits even though for the time of their service we proclaim them as bonafide “military members”. As it now stands, retired OCONUS (OVERSEAS) MWDs must be transported at adoptive owner’s expense as a “pet”!

C Shumate wrote:

SPREADING THE WORD WON'T GET IT.................WE ARE ALL GOING TO HAVE TO WRITE THE MILITARY AND VOICE OUR OPPOSITION TO THEIR DISPOSAL OF OUR ANIMAL WAR HEROES.

Beautiful sheps. I love'em. And so smart. How can those idiots kill them? Glad these folks are spreading the word.

C Shumate wrote:

www.militaryworkingdogadoptions.com

After you open this site on the right hand side is a link to read stories of adoptions. It will bring tears to your eyes as you are all aware that the military kills or leaves behind the dogs who serve our country so valiantly.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MILITARY WORKING DOG SCHOOL: LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE:

Tech. Sgt. Joel Burton
Adoption.Disposition.Coordinator@LACKLAND.AF.MIL

CCR registration - www.ccr.gov

Reps and Certs - www.bpn.gov

Comm: 210-671-3153
DSN: 473-3153
FAX: 210-671-3402

1-800-531-1066
 

Joycey B (750)
Tuesday December 30, 2008, 7:15 pm
Thanks for this happy video Brenda. I am now going to send letters on this issue, so all dogs can have a happy life after retirement.
 

Susan M (239)
Tuesday December 30, 2008, 7:43 pm
thank-you Brenda will take action
 

Ray W (10)
Wednesday December 31, 2008, 12:59 pm
My neighbor managed to get one of these Shepherds. It is a fantastic animal!
Comes over to visit us everyday and is very well mannered and playful.
 

Linda B (71)
Wednesday December 31, 2008, 1:40 pm
Great Story! Bless these dogs. Thanks for posting.
 

Elm Morrison (357)
Wednesday December 31, 2008, 4:35 pm
Watched the video and then browsed through all the other stories. How absolutely wonderful. I salute these dogs and I mourn those who do not make it home. Thank you for posting this news Brenda. In all the horror here at Care2 this is much appreciated. Bless you dear friend.
 

Monika D (104)
Monday January 5, 2009, 12:48 pm
I am very happy to see that policy about retaired millitary dogs changing, very good news :)
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 22, 2009, 2:47 am
"These MWDs are much older and READY to retire(so much for the puppy energy!)...they are usually suffering from degenerative joint disease, hip dysplasia or a whole host of physical aging ailments.." This is partially true. Dogs adopted out from the field installations will be the older dogs. Dogs adopted out from the DoD Dog Training Center are the younger dogs that fail out of training for various reasons. We also have the DoD Breeding Program that has local families "raise" the belgian malinois puppies until around 7 months of age. If these puppies do not meet our program the "Puppy Walker" has first dibs on adopting them.

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