If there is anything that gets me emotional it’s dogs and anything negative happening to them. When I first saw these tweets last night about service dogs being left behind in Afghanistan I couldn’t believe it. I looked for someone to fact-check it and say it wasn’t true. But I just kept finding confirmation and more sources reporting the same devastating news. Many people, and understandably, were horrified at the way our exit from the war-torn country was handled. I feel terrible for everyone involved as it is an all-around challenging situation. We saw American citizens and Afghan allies left behind and trapped under the Taliban’s rule. Military equipment was also left to most likely fall into the terror group’s hands. But now it turns out some other
A statement from American Humane alleges that the U.S. military abandoned its contracted working dogs.
The American government is pulling out of #Kabul and leaving behind brave U.S. military contract working dogs to be tortured and killed at the hand of our enemies. We stand ready to bring them home! Read our CEO @RobinGanzert's full statement: https://t.co/IKhBkm4B7a pic.twitter.com/ItFlthDTAi— American Humane (@AmericanHumane) August 30, 2021
They described this as an effective “death sentence” to the animals as a result of the U.S. withdrawal from Kabul. According to the statement:
“These brave dogs do the same dangerous, lifesaving work as our military working dogs, and deserved a far better fate than the one to which they have been condemned,” said Robin R. Ganzert, American Humane’s president and CEO.“It sickens us to sit idly by and watch these brave dogs who valiantly served our country be put to death or worse.”
The organization, American Humane, has rescued service animals since World War offered to “help transport these contract K-9 soldiers to U.S. soil” and “provide for their lifetime medical care.”
Biden not only left Americans in Afghanistan, he left the service dogs. pic.twitter.com/LY2VBh6fvd— Harrison Krank (@HarrisonKrank) August 31, 2021