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Heroes Among Us: Military Dogs

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Canines can perform safety and security functions that no human or technological innovation can.


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Lydia S (155)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 9:48 am
Very true Jill ! Canine heroes !

Ioana B (132)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 9:58 am
Love the Canine Heroes!!!They are great!Noted,thank you Jill.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 10:50 am
Noted. Thank you so much Jill for this forward - they are true heroes! I was shocked to learn that they were euthanized in the past, after their tours of duty, but I am soooo glad that they can now be adopted by civilians.

as s (201)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 11:16 am
But such expertise doesn’t come cheap. The cost of training and care can be as high as $40,000 per dog.

This is such a small cost for the lives they save. Great Post Jill.

Genoveva M M (328)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 11:48 am
Dear Jill before coming here I sent this article in my personal email. I have no words to THANK YOU for posting this because this is a real way to SALUTE these heroes, but I add a few comments of my observations when I sent this out as follow:
"Over the past month since the world learned that a Navy SEALs dog named “Cairo” helped carry out the mission that took down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden"
**(Cairo didn't just help, he was sent inside FIRST, then came back out and give a sign to the soldiers to initiate the attack)
"But such expertise doesn’t come cheap. The cost of training and care can be as high as $40,000 per dog".
**(But the government don't want to pay for the cost to bring them back home)
"It wasn’t until President Bill Clinton signed a law in 2000 that the dogs were even allowed to be adopted by civilians."
**(So what happen to these dogs before!?)
"Even still, the cost of getting them back to the U.S. is high"( REALLY? ) often $1,000 to $2,000 to bring them back to the U.S. on commercial flights) and falls on the adopter.
**(Of course the government don't have the money to bring them home!...)
"In the meantime, the work abroad and at home continues for these heroic warrior dogs. And just as we do our military members, we salute them."
**(Oh YES WE SALUTE THEM!! but if they don't get adopted while overseas their destiny is also a "Top Secret"

After being heroes they are treated like disposable object! Many soldiers have search for outside help from their families to be able to bring these real heroes to USA)
Anyone remembers LADY the dog who was brought here by a soldier who looked for help with his family?

Yes it is great these dogs are giving more consideration, what amaze me is the disregard they had and still have after serving the country. In this article doesn't say anything of what the government has done before to these dogs, as usual the money subject takes place.
Makes me sick when they said the cost to bring them home is to expensive!!
"We'll never forget?" I sure hope the government remember the 09/11, the cost to bring back these dogs will never sound expensive again.

Genoveva M M (328)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 11:50 am
Sorry, yes these dogs were euthanized. What a shame to be human!!!

Stelizan L (258)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 12:01 pm
Yes, sadly they are regarded as 'objects' and treated as such! Surely any member of our animal kingdom deserves to be regarded as a "person" (albeit 4-legged or whatever!) MUCH MORE than any flippin corporate???

Penelope Ryan (178)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 1:35 pm
They needed to be reclassified as soldiers, then they could be sent home with the soidiers as they should be!!!! pay for by the government. They were even there at 911 with the fire fighters...

Kim O (396)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 2:07 pm
Noted with thanks Jill! I can't believe they were putting these dogs down!! Outrageous!!! I'm so glad they're going to nice homes now instead!!

Jeanne J (55)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 2:15 pm
Thanks Jill.. I agree with Mariette...

Cindy C (125)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 2:58 pm
aw god bless them and we should protect and love them for what they have done for us awwww

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 3:53 pm
Yes the human race has got to be the most despicable of all! And the greedy self serving ones takes the cake! These canine are the TRUE Heroes of the Military! They give their lives, horrific that in the pass they were euthanized as payment for loyal service! Just sickening! Thanks Jill.

Lindsey W (234)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 3:59 pm
Thanks Jill, great article!

Francisco Carvalho (106)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 4:18 pm
Thanks Jill.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 5:14 pm
Use them and throw them away. Humans suck.

Mary T (178)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 5:51 pm
Thanks Jill these dogs should be treated like heroes as they are true heroes, What a disgrace to just put these dogs down after what they have done.

Sue Matheson (79)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 6:34 pm

Danuta W (1251)
Monday June 6, 2011, 1:14 am
thank you for sharing

Patrick Michel (0)
Monday June 6, 2011, 1:21 am

Tanya Williams (1)
Monday June 6, 2011, 2:09 am
Thank you to all the canine heros of the world. They give unconditionally.

Tony T (14)
Monday June 6, 2011, 2:41 am
Not to forget police dogs either !

Sarah G (109)
Monday June 6, 2011, 4:20 am
While I greatly admire the courage and intelligence of these dogs, their treatment as disposable objects is inexcusable, as is involving them in such dangerous situations in the first place.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 6, 2011, 4:35 am
thanks, college cost don't look that bad when it cost 40,000 to train a dog

Vallee R (280)
Monday June 6, 2011, 5:59 am
I agree Henrietta - w are atrocious being.

Jeanette Steffi G (189)
Monday June 6, 2011, 6:04 am
A hero is not measured by the size of his strength. But by the strength of his heart.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 6, 2011, 6:36 am
i hate the military anyway...this just puts a bow on why i hate that whole mentality.

. (1)
Monday June 6, 2011, 6:36 am
Noted. Thank you Jill.

Kay M (347)
Monday June 6, 2011, 6:48 am

Past Member (0)
Monday June 6, 2011, 8:35 am
Thanks, noted. Why not bring them home on military aircraft? Strange mentality when you spend $40,000 on training and then destroy it.

Little Star (56)
Monday June 6, 2011, 12:47 pm
Dogs have been at the front line of Conflict since the American-Indian Wars...they have always been beside the Warriors and should be Honoured as one themselves.

Evelyn B (79)
Monday June 6, 2011, 1:04 pm
Noted Tks to love these canine heroes....

SANDRA R (145)
Tuesday June 7, 2011, 7:40 am
Noted. Thank you Jill.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 11:05 pm

. (0)
Saturday June 18, 2011, 6:58 am
Since these dogs have been thrust into the lime light they are now in hot demand. One security dog just sold for a whopping 400,000. They claim the dog will switch on and off (being a guard dog to a gentle giant) in a second.

I hope this does not end up like all the other breeds that ppl hype up then abandon. There is a website where ppl can adopt a military dog.

GOD bless our soldiers and their canine partners!
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