What Happens to War Dogs after a War?

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Oracle:
In the Vietnam War, 281 dogs were officially listed as killed in action. Almost all of the remaining thousands were euthanized after they had completed their service.
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Oracle:
[nq:1]In the Vietnam War, 281 dogs were officially listed as killed in action. Almost all of the remaining thousands were euthanized after they had completed their service.[/nq]
When U.S. troops pulled out of Vietnam, the dogs were left behind along with surplus equipment.
Military records show that of the more than 4,000 dogs who served in Vietnam, only 281 were brought home. The rest were euthanized. So the story of the Vietnam war dogs became one more secret never talked about by many Vietnam veterans.
After the Vietnam War, not one surviving War Dog hero was 'officially discharged' and sent home to the family that they once knew, or released to the handler they loved and protected. Why? Because the U.S. military had classified all War Dogs (4,000) as expendable military equipment for the duration of the war. Many of the War Dogs served more than one handler over the course of their brief lives.

Roughly 280 War Dogs got out of Vietnam alive (via the quarantine program) and reassigned to other U.S. military installations in different parts of the world. Despite their handlers pleading requests to ship them home, the rest of the almost four thousand surviving canine heroes were euthanized by the U.S. military in their haste to withdraw from that country.
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Melinda Shore:
[nq:1]In the Vietnam War, 281 dogs were officially listed as killed in action. Almost all of the remaining thousands were euthanized after they had completed their service.[/nq]
Buh-bye!!

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

Prouder than ever to be a member of the reality-based community
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Michael A. Ball:
[nq:1]...When U.S. troops pulled out of Vietnam, the dogs were left behind along with surplus equipment...[/nq]
You're "preaching to the choir." Regardless of the assorted views on the Vietnam war, I doubt that even one person here approves of the disgusting, shameful and painful way those dogs were mistreated at the war's end.

Whatever it takes.
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pfoley:
[nq:2]In the Vietnam War, 281 dogs were officially listed as ... remaining thousands were euthanized after they had completed their service.[/nq]
This is an old article on war dogs which shows that in 2000, a law was passed
which promotes the adoption of war dogs by law enforcement agencies. http://www.dogsinthenews.com/issues/0202/articles/020227a.htm

Another War Dog site which helps to get them adopted. http://uswardogs.org/id130.html
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Oracle:
[nq:2]In the Vietnam War, 281 dogs were officially listed as ... remaining thousands were euthanized after they had completed their service.[/nq]
[nq:1]Buh-bye!![/nq]
Such a dog lover already!
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Any one who posts:"plonk," is grandstanding.
Most people who do not like posters and kill-file them, do so without posting about it.
[nq:1]Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - sh...@panix.com Prouder than ever to be a member of the reality-based community[/nq]
What: "reality-based community," would that be?
The one that mocks euthanizing four thousand dogs, who had saved the lives of their handlers and others?
Who were loyal, did their duty asked of them and then euthanized that: "reality-based community"?
Unreal!
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Oracle:
[nq:2]...When U.S. troops pulled out of Vietnam, the dogs were left behind along with surplus equipment...[/nq]
[nq:1]You're "preaching to the choir." Regardless of the assorted views on the Vietnam war, I doubt that even one person here approves of the disgusting, shameful and painful way those dogs were mistreated at the war's end.[/nq]
Melinda Shore, approves.
"Buh-bye!!"
[nq:1]Whatever it takes.[/nq]
No.
"Whatever it takes," is a cop out.
There is no way it was justifiable, moral, ethical, humane, or "cost effective," to euthanize the four thousand dogs, after the Vietnam war was over.
You just contradicted yourself.
[nq:1]From the above: "I doubt that even one person here approves of thedisgusting, shameful and painful way those dogs were mistreated at the war's end."[/nq]
Take a stand, coward.
You speak with a forked tongue.
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Oracle:
[nq:1]*which promotes** the adoption of war dogs by law enforcement agencies Another War Dog site **which helps* to get them adopted[/nq]
Any numbers of how many dogs are adopted?
"promotes," and "which helps," is disgraceful.
A "no kill" policy, is the only acceptable solution.
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Lynne:
[nq:1]Any one who posts:"plonk," is grandstanding. Most people who do not like posters and kill-file them, do so without posting about it.[/nq]
I beg to differ. Since you're obviously not here to discuss dog behavior,

Lynne
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