2018's mass shootings and transportation system problems (sabotage?) demand more K-9s, bomb-sniffing and police dogs, and you need this Congressional contact info!
FREEDOM NOT DEATH FOR MILITARY DOGS
by NetPlaces Network Science & Advisory Board
May 2018 - this list of likely terror attacks and mass transit sabotage suggests we may need to alert retired Military and Police dogs handlers for call-up duty.
World-wide there have already been 509 attacks and over 2,500 fatalities. The United States has had 67 mass shootings as of May 2018. In addition, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center's reports other 28 mass attacks. Plus, the number of plane, train, and other mass transit failures continues to climb in what statisticians say can only be organized terrorist sabotage.
Vigilance and better screening of mass transit employees is paramount this year. Police Dogs could not have prevented the Las Vegas massacre or the Texas church shooting but 2017 was a record year for violence. Consequently, training of police and military dogs escalated with expectations that they may be even more vital to our homeland in 2018. If you are active duty or retired, let us hear from you.
And to that point, we remind readers that the United States Armed Forces is still engaged around the world. North Korea's threats may be modified by President Trump's May deal-making but we are thankful for our combat-trained military and police dogs. Let us hope they never have to be used in Korea and pray that the threatened EMP (electro-magnetic-pulse) bomb never happens.
Surely we will never again have to plead for the lives of our canine heroes but bookmark or save this Current Congressional contact information.
TheDogPlace.org has supported Military Dogs (K-9s) since 2002 when one of our Charter Members sent proof that retirement for most Military Working Dogs ended in death or being “left for adoption in the country where their service ends.” The Max movie opened eyes (and hearts) for millions of Americans. Our readers, over 1.2 million last year, helped achieve passage of the Military Dog Retirement Act in the National Defense Authorization Bill giving first adoption priority to civilian Law Enforcement Agencies, then to prior military handlers, and finally to the general public.
"ADOPTION OF MILITARY WORKING DOGS.
ii S. 1498, Military Dog Retirement Act was introduced in the Senate June 3, 2015 “to support veterans and military dog handlers by ensuring that military working dogs come home to the United States after they have been relieved from their service in combat roles overseas.”
ii H.R. 2742, the Military Dog Retirement Act was introduced in the House on June 11, 2015 "to require that military working dogs be retired in the United States, and for other purposes ..."
Thanks to our Charter Members, the Huffington Post, US War Dogs.org, TheDogPress.com, Pets For Patriots, and other supporters, the Military Dog Retirement Act finally passed in 2015 and was signed by President Obama. But our duty to K-9s, their handlers, and our veterans is ongoing.
The Military Dog Retirement Act required the Department of Defense to arrange and "pay for transportation of trained military dogs back to the United States" when their service abroad has been deemed no longer necessary, including because of injury.
Most military dogs can be adopted. While some dogs are aggression trained, most are used for sentry, tracking, and as MDD (Mine Detection Dogs). Many military dogs have been adopted and put to work in police and sheriffs departments across the U.S.
But as TheDogPress.com reported, many War Dogs Were Killed.
Our good friend Joseph White was the Founder of the K-9 Veterans Day memorial holiday and TheDogPlace.org is honored to have been part of that in 2009. Before you go, please, sign the petition to make K-9 Veterans Day a National Holiday. We can make it happen in 2018!!!
If you can help with K-9 Veterans Day, are a veteran with a story, or have personal experience with a military K-9 or assistance dog, EMAIL THE EDITOR!
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