"You want the truth!?" Find the "Robby's Law" reports on Military Working Dog dispositions.
  • Petitioned Hon. Karen L. Haas

This petition was delivered to:

Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
Hon. Karen L. Haas

"You want the truth!?" Find the "Robby's Law" reports on Military Working Dog dispositions.

    1. Petition by


"Robby's Law" (10 U.S.C. 2583 ) requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress each year on the "disposition" of Military Working Dogs (MWD's) -- the numbers adopted, transferred to law enforcement, euthanized, or disposed of by other means. This information is supposed to be available to the public, but no one in our government can seem to find these reports. We at Save-A-Vet believe that the MWD program has made tremendous strides in fulfilling the mission of Robby's Law over the past ten years. We want to chart this progress for the public to see, and to help our country offer even greater protections to our loyal canine veterans.

Recent signatures


    1. You did it! We now have "Robby's Law" reports for all 11 years!

      In response to our Freedom of Information Act request, we have now received the Military Working Dog disposition reports for the years 2001-2007. We already had these reports for the years 208-2011 through the cooperation of the military and our friends in Congress and your petition signatures.

      Save-A-Vet was able to unearth this important information and share it with the public thanks to active support from all of you!

      We have learned that someone in Congress (we'll find out who) quietly slipped into the 2012 military spending bill a provision that repeals the "Robby's Law" reporting requirements.

      It is a well-known principle that you can only manage what you measure. Removing this reporting requirement is a giant step backwards, at a time when we need to be moving forward as a nation to protect and reward these noble canine veterans.

      Save-A-Vet will be starting an action to save the "Robby's Law" reporting requirements. We hope you will support this when we do.

    2. We have received the reports for 2009, 2010, and 2011 -- thanks to you!

      Your efforts are working. Let's start again and keep going until we get the reports for all ten years!

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. We now have the 2009 Robby's Law report to Congress. We need 10 more years!

      Help us keep the pressure on and sign our petition. 81 of our canine veteran friends were put down in 2009. We wish we could have saved them all.

    5. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kathleen Connelly MACEDON, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      The dogs deserve a life after serving. Many are the reason our service men and women get home..

    • Cathy Karr FORT MYERS, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      WHERE is the information? WE WANT TO KNOW.

    • Marlene Lupear SAN BERNARDINO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      For accountability purposes and because morally how can one not sign!

    • Laura Waisnor STREAMWOOD, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      These dogs are Military Soldiers, it's only right!!!

    • Kimberly Graham MARTINSBURG, WV
      • over 2 years ago

      Because Military Working Dogs should not be considered equipment.


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