Friday, December 11, 2015

President Obama wins one for a soldier's best friend

U.S. Marine Cpl. Kyle Click, a 22-year-old improvised explosive device detection dog handler with 3rd Platoon, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and native of Grand Rapids, Mich., shares a moment with his dog Windy while waiting to resume

After many petitions and millions of signatures, military men and women do not have to have anxiety over what may or may not happen to the dogs that have served with them. Right after Thanksgiving, President Obama signed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. In it is a guarantee that all military service dogs will get a ride home and a home on U.S. soil.
In addition, the handlers who served bravely alongside them will be given the first rights to adopt these canine heroes. Previously, military dogs were retired overseas and it was extremely difficult for handlers to bring the dogs back to the U.S. 
There are many to thank for the passing of this act, including military dog advocates Congressman Frank LoBiondo and Senator Claire McCaskill who introduced this language in the House and Senate. Many animal lovers and supporters sent letters to their representatives asking them to support this essential bill. 
i'm interested in knowing what group ignored these p;leas for humane treatment of those who served faithfully kinda hard to argue all lives matter when there is no compassion for a dog who served a country blindly but with no fear and all dedication.  where were they being sent overseas and to who and for what??????????????????????????????????????????

are they not veterans too do all that we are????????????????????????????????????????????