Request independent Congressional investigation of February 2014 TEDD program adoptions

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Rachel Fitch
4 years ago
As a handler, you become extremely attached to your dog-- but in all reality, these canines aren't dogs, they are the handler's partner. So of course, I believe that adoption should have at least been offered to the handlers who spent so much time and effort in becoming a good match with their partner. Both soldiers (canine & veteran) should be given respect, not handed away.

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Maria Schohn
4 years ago
I am signing because I believe in the value of a dog and the bond they have with their human companion, especially under duress. The military needs to quit hiding behind red tape and double speak. The military needs to take care of their soldiers and airmen as they profess they are. Military leaders are incensed when non miltary agencies don't treat thw military with respect, however, leaders in the military leaders themselves are committing the same disrespectful act by not allowing handlers first choice to keep their dogs.

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Lela Thompson
4 years ago
I back our forces and the dogs belong to the first serve masters for life.

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Ellen Dougherty
5 years ago
This is not fair,to the dogs or their handlers. More military BS. the person(s) who did this needs to be held accountable. These dogs are veterans too.

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Lynnettte Underwood
5 years ago
Keep the law return to their handlers the men need these dogs back and the dog needs their handler back.Can The USA ever keep their and uphold the law

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Sherry Olar
5 years ago
Soldiers serving our country deserve to be treated with respect! Military dog handlers should be involved in the placement of the MWD's and be allowed the adoption opportunity!

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Lisa Bowley
5 years ago
This makes no sense!! Our military men and women should be the first notified about the adoptions of any of these dogs either they handled or that they'd like to adopt. I also feel it should be an automatic to offer the dog to the handler's family members if their loved one was a handler of one of the dogs and passed away. These dogs build relationships and bonds with their human companions and the families also build that bond. I can't imagine why they would let anybody be adopting these dogs above our military personnel and families first.

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Kay Watson
5 years ago
I believe every handler who wants his dog should be given their dog. And if the handler is in the hospital, the military should keep and take care of the dog soldier until the human soldier is able and ready to make a valid decision.

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kimberlin hogan
5 years ago
I want these dogs reunited with their handlers--an investigation must be conducted, the truth has to be told and actions should be taken to make this situation right.

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Dorothy McElwain
5 years ago
Quit being so concerned about your own welfare - Congress start worrying about these animals who have saved your life - you can bet none of you would go and fight. Save the dogs of war!!!!!