The first rights of adoption will automatically be given to the handlers who have taken care of them and served with them bravely for the US military service. Until recently, all military dogs were retired in the country in which it was serving and not taken back home.
The front-runners in this campaign were Congressman Frank LoBiondo and Senator Claire McCaskill among others who fought for the rights of the canines and introduced this side of animal rights to the House and Senate. They also got support from hundreds of animal lovers who sent letters to their representatives requesting them to support this bill.
Founder of Hounds and Heroes, an organization dedicated to raising funds for ALL Heroes including military, vets, first respondents and animals, Bonnie-Jill Laflin expressed his joy on the occasion, “I am proud the President and Congress recognized the sacrifice and status of all of those that serve, including our military working dogs. As someone fortunate enough to have a retired MWD in my family, I know that these brave dogs deserve an opportunity to return home and enjoy their retirement.”EditorDesk | Published On:January 2, 2016