President Biden has come under attack for leaving contracted working Service Dogs behind in Afghanistan. The American Humane Group said the K-9’s are now in the hands of our enemy.
The nonprofit is calling upon Congress to take action to classify working dogs on the same level as military working dogs. The American Humane Group CEO Robin Ganzert released a statement saying;
“I am devastated by reports that the American government is pulling out of Kabul and leaving behind brave US military contract working dogs to be tortured and killed at the hand of our enemies. These brave dogs do the same dangerous, life-saving work as our military working dogs, and deserved a far better fate than the one to which they have been condemned”.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon is saying that the United States did not leave any service dogs behind in Afghanistan after a photo of animals left in cages went viral. Instead, the Secretary for Defense for Public Affairs, John Kirby said the pictures were of animals “under the care of the Kabul Small Animal Rescue, not dog under our care”.