Save veteran war dogs

  • recipient: Commanding officer at the Defence Animal Centre in Melton Mowbray, Leics., United Kingdom
TWO Army dogs which helped save thousands of lives while on duty in Afghanistan will be put down next week, be­cause Top Brass say they can't be re-homed. 

The Sun writes, "Kevin and Dazz, both nine, sniffed out IEDs on several tours of Afghanistan, saving many lives. After being retired from the front line about four years ago they worked with trainees and are now at the Defence Animal Centre."
"Both face lethal injections after chiefs ruled them unsafe for new homes. One angry handler said as a rescue campaign began: "We'll do anything to save them."

The two Belgian Shepherds, retired after dozens of life-saving missions as specially-trained search dogs in Afghanistan, are due to be put down next week after chiefs ruled they can't be re-homed.

But despite experienced hand­lers offering to take them, Army chiefs are standing firm, saying they aren't safe to be given new homes. The angry handler said amid a campaign to rescue the trio: "People who worked closely with these dogs are devastated at the plans — they've begged to save them all."

"They should be cared for when they retire. If homes are being offered by handlers it's outrageous there are plans to put them down.""

These dogs can be re-homed, just one example is shown here. 

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