You would think the following would have been a no-brainer, but federal bureaucracy can have its moments of incongruity but mostly they eventually get it right. Recently, the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act was approved and with it a little known provision was added requiring military dogs to return to the United States after their retirement overseas.
Prior to this amendment these working dogs had quite a difficult time getting home. If a soldier who worked with a particular dog wanted to adopt them once their service was completed, it was a very difficult and complicated process to make that happen.
Just to give a quick rundown on just how valuable these dogs are, the American Humane Association has estimated
… each military dog saves the lives of between 150–200 servicemen and women by detecting IED's and hidden weapons caches.
President Robin Ganzert of the Humane Association was quoted as saying,
this is a great day for military heroes on both ends of the leash. I could not have said it better myself.
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