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Military Dogs Would Get Care in Retirement Under New Bill

Dogs who serve in the United States military would be ensured a good home and proper care in retirement under new federal legislation. The bill by Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal and Republican Representative Walter Jones would re-classify military working dogs as members of the armed forces, rather than military equipment.

The "Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act" would allow military working dogs who are not able to be adopted in retirement to be sent to 341st Training Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio to live.

The Secretary of Defense would also have to set up non-profit entity to raise money for the care of the military working dogs in their retirement under the new measure.


Sen. Blumenthal told Politico: