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Howard Mackley
Howard Mackley

The arrogance of people making decisions on another life is unbelievable...if one was to take the life of their family pet they would be outraged..yet what is the difference..Humans need to wake up...we all share the planet.

Rex Lawhorn
Rex Lawhorn
  • Howard Mackley

That's right, it is all of our's planet, including theirs. They have just as much right to fight and die for their way of life as anyone else. I sent my son off to war. Why wouldn't I send my beloved Katie also?

April DuRoss
April DuRoss
  • Howard Mackley

Rex Lawhorn What are we fighting for? oil? i'd disown my children if they joined the military

Nadine Murray
Nadine Murray
  • Howard Mackley

April DuRoss - do you need help packing so you can leave?? I'm digusted you feel it would be necessary to disown a child for serving their country - you are a disgrace and don't deserve the freedoms so many have fought, and even more have died for.

Browneyes Marie
Browneyes Marie
  • Howard Mackley

April, how old are you, 12, 15 maybe? make sure your brain is engaged before you obviously uneducated mouth is in gear. GROW UP

Cheryl Cardwell
Cheryl Cardwell
  • Howard Mackley

April - you'd disown your children? Really? That is the most anti-American statement I've ever heard! You should be deported to Iran!

Sheryl Ksenich
Sheryl Ksenich
  • Howard Mackley

You don't know what's really going on here. Most military dogs are indeed adopted. We don't kill them all indiscriminately, we love them. Only the ones who are a danger to themselves or people are euthanized.

Sheryl Ksenich
Sheryl Ksenich
  • Howard Mackley

April DuRoss Hope you never have kids, I would pity them.

Lizanne Hoffman
Lizanne Hoffman
  • Howard Mackley

You are clueless!

Teresa Nugent
Teresa Nugent
  • Howard Mackley

Many of my fellow veterans have given their lives for you to have the RIGHT to make such an IGNORANT comment.

Matt Cella
Matt Cella

as a military member who works closely with Military working dogs, let me go ahead and set the record straight, MWD's are not all put down after their service is complete. Majority of them are adopted out to dog handlers or other military members once they "retire" and live their remaining years in comfort as a house pet. While some are put to sleep there are reasons behind this. Dogs who see or experience combat on any level are severely affected by it. Imagine Post traumatic Stress...

as a military member who works closely with Military working dogs, let me go ahead and set the record straight, MWD's are not all put down after their service is complete. Majority of them are adopted out to dog handlers or other military members once they "retire" and live their remaining years in comfort as a house pet. While some are put to sleep there are reasons behind this. Dogs who see or experience combat on any level are severely affected by it. Imagine Post traumatic Stress disorder in humans then amplify it ten fold, that what happens to some dogs, the ones that are affected this way become extremely aggressive and violent and they are not adopted out for fear of the safety of the adopting family. I have witnessed first hand how these dogs act when thusly afflicted and it is being far kinder this way. Would you want to adopt a violent dog that will almost definatly attack you or your children? These dogs are heroes, they save countless lives and the military is forever indebted to them for what they do. And trust me if you think hearing about a MWD being put down bothers you, imagine looking into the eyes of their handler, partner and friend when they lose their dog. They are not just dogs to us, they are not just tools to be used and discarded, they are soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen but most of all they are family.

Rachel Morgan
Rachel Morgan
  • Matt Cella

Well said!!!

Cassandra Ann O'Brien
Cassandra Ann O'Brien
  • Matt Cella

Matt, I came about this cause in a round-about way and at was very upset. I'm very thankful for your comments. Thank you for your post and for your service to our country! God Bless.

Kathe Potter
Kathe Potter
  • Matt Cella

Thank you, Matt, for further explaining this.

Kristy Zakhar-Roberts
Kristy Zakhar-Roberts
  • Matt Cella

Sometimes you wonder where people get their information. You did say it perfectly! Soldiers fight for their country, family, loved ones. Do people think they would disregard their dogs?! Im on a base that train K9 with their handlers my friwnds would adopt everyone if they could

Fred Stuit
Fred Stuit
  • Matt Cella

thank you and well said...PTSD canines only... most are not killed.

Rhoda Strang
Rhoda Strang
  • Matt Cella

Matt, I do agree with you for the most part. However I believe that this is a program that bears watching. When you give the government a free hand with no safe guards in place it could well end up that all Military Dogs are put down. Example under the Obama Administration there has already been proposals to limit health care for the elderly. Where does it stop and who ultimately makes those decisions. That what concerns me about this situation.

Beatrice Gasque Johnson
Beatrice Gasque Johnson
  • Matt Cella

Well said I suffer from PTSD and can only image what a dog that suffers from it would act like.It is good to know that the ones that can go into homes are..Thank you for your comment. I am pretty sure there are ssome that slip through the cracks though and don't make it back home or into another home.Those are the ones that concern me..

Bobby Bryant
Bobby Bryant

I would also like them to be released to their former K-9 handler when the former soldier completes his/her obiligation. That way, both can have security.

Cathy Wilson
Cathy Wilson
  • Bobby Bryant

Yes, that is exactly how it should be! Thank you.

Richard Belardo
Richard Belardo
  • Bobby Bryant

I tried to register in fighting against this terrible deed. Not sure if I suceeded. Can you advise?

Diane Ciarloni
Diane Ciarloni
  • Bobby Bryant

yes!

Maureen Baker-Smythe
Maureen Baker-Smythe
  • Bobby Bryant

Finally, someone with a sensible solution!

Patricia Laney
Patricia Laney
  • Bobby Bryant

Good solution! their trainer knows them!

Darlene Hayes
Darlene Hayes
  • Bobby Bryant

Yeah..and why not? It's cruel for the soilder and the poor dog to seperate them!

Thayne Stiefvater
Thayne Stiefvater
  • Bobby Bryant

And.. That's exactly the way it is. At least for 80% of the dogs. The rest are usually adopted out to other military members or the public at large. The policy this "cause" refers to ended TWELVE years ago. Only in extremely rare cases is adoption not the final solution.

Debra Woomer Dunlap
Debra Woomer Dunlap

This is a shame that they are doing this to these War K9's! They are Heroes just as our Soldiers are! They both served our Country & they need to come home with their heroes too! It's disgusting how our Military both human & animal have been treated. If not for these HEROES we would not have our FREEDOM! And that we need to be thankful for!

Gary Ramthun
Gary Ramthun
  • Debra Woomer Dunlap

Please read the first reply. from SSgt. Matt Cella. Then go to this URL for more informaiton. http://www.militaryworkingdogadoptions.com/

Blazing Cats
Blazing Cats
  • Debra Woomer Dunlap

i will reply to all they need to provide a safe place for the dogs with problems to live out their lives there is no price too much for the human lives they saved

Lou Michelson
Lou Michelson
  • Debra Woomer Dunlap

Thanks Gary, I will. Maybe now we are getting some where on this help the War Dog Cause.

Lorraine Valenta
Lorraine Valenta
  • Debra Woomer Dunlap

Thank you for the web site.

Kristi Burke
Kristi Burke

That is good to know Matt Cella...I don't think anybody would disagree with putting down an animal that is a danger to a family....I think we just want to make sure that if the dog can be adopted we support that cause. I have 4 dogs...and would glady accept one of these war hereos into my family if there was not a place for it rather than see it put down...

Greta Fay
Greta Fay
  • Kristi Burke

Your a good person Kristi! I love you!

Kristi Burke
Kristi Burke
  • Kristi Burke

You are a good person too...and I love you!!!

Erika Chafen
Erika Chafen
  • Kristi Burke

Heck yeah

Jude Anne Gossin
Jude Anne Gossin

80 percent of all NATO countries such as Germant, Hungary, the Netherlands and Spain no longer use any animals totrain military medical personnel. Information obtained by PETA.

Sheryl Ksenich
Sheryl Ksenich
  • Jude Anne Gossin

MWDs save countless human lives daily. They are invaluable, and we (the military) have IMMENSE respect for them!

Jude Anne Gossin
Jude Anne Gossin
  • Jude Anne Gossin

Did sign already.

James Earl Bailey
James Earl Bailey

My uncle John McCollet served 3tours in vietnan to stay with his dog, K9. he was johns friend to the end.

Jim Bailey
Jim Bailey
  • James Earl Bailey

My Great Uncle Jon Bailey. He never made it home from that 3rd tour.

James Earl Bailey
James Earl Bailey
  • James Earl Bailey

I have 2 uncles named john, & jon BOTH DID 3 TOURS only my mom`s brother John made it back. He`s still with us.

Blair Veakins
Blair Veakins

This is a mindless and disgusting practice. How would the 'ranking' officers who make these absurd decisions feel if they or their sons were 'killed off' when considered too old for active duty? These dogs are f**king HEROS, treat them with the respect they deserve and have earned!

Sheryl Ksenich
Sheryl Ksenich
  • Blair Veakins

Nonsense, we adopt most MWDs out to loving families. We truly care for them.
http://www.militaryworkingdogadoptions.com/

Otto Ruefli
Otto Ruefli
  • Blair Veakins

Blair do you even read?

Nick Marinelli
Nick Marinelli

They aren't being euthanized. Most are adopted out to families stateside. Do your homework hippie.

Meghan Eileen Dowie
Meghan Eileen Dowie
  • Nick Marinelli

So what do you think happens to the ones that are not adopted out?

Nick Marinelli
Nick Marinelli
  • Nick Marinelli

What do you think happens to all dogs who can't live a normal life anymore?

Tracey Broadus
Tracey Broadus

I just can't think of a better cause to stand behind then one that gives a voice to those soldiers that don't have one. Machines don't get medals soldiers do. These brave soldiers should stop being treated as a piece of equipment that is thrown away.

Sheryl Ksenich
Sheryl Ksenich
  • Tracey Broadus

They really don't get thrown away at all. Every dog who can be adopted out to a home will be, only the very few who are too aggressive are put down. In fact MWDs are technically one rank higher than their handler. We respect them, and do everything we possibly can for them. The government even spends millions per year on pain meds for injured dogs. If they were equipment, we wouldn't do that, or clean their teeth every year, or a lot of other things we do for them. They are invaluable to us....

They really don't get thrown away at all. Every dog who can be adopted out to a home will be, only the very few who are too aggressive are put down. In fact MWDs are technically one rank higher than their handler. We respect them, and do everything we possibly can for them. The government even spends millions per year on pain meds for injured dogs. If they were equipment, we wouldn't do that, or clean their teeth every year, or a lot of other things we do for them. They are invaluable to us. I myself plan on adopting a Military dog someday.
Check out this site: http://www.militaryworkingdogadoptions.com/

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