"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.
Under 10 U.S.C. 2583 (H.R. 5314, 106TH Congress 2D Session, Popular Title "Robby's Law"), the Secretary of Defense submits an annual report to Congress on the disposition of Military Working Dogs, including the numbers adopted, transferred to law enforcement, and euthanized.
Save-A-Vet.org wants to publish a chart of the data in these reports on the new website we are developing (http://save-a-vet.org/d7/) – which will feature very positive coverage of the military's current adoption practices – to show the public what great progress the MWD program has made in fulfilling the mission of “Robby’s Law” over the past ten years.
This information is not classified and is supposed to be available to the public. We have been working with the MWD Program at Lackland AFB, the DoD WHS, the OSD PA office, the Library of Congress, and others to find these reports -- and none of them can find anything more than Federal Register entries noting their receipt.
Since all these reports pass through your office first, we are hoping that someone on your staff can find the reports for the past ten years and email them to us. We will put them to good use – in a way that helps the cause of MWD’s and reflects well on our military and the MWD program.
Thanks for all you do!