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Honoring Service Dogs on Memorial Day

May 30, 2011
Honoring Service Dogs

Honoring Service Dogs

We found a great article about dogs who serve in the military at WNDU.com.  WNDU is the ABC Channel in South Bend, Indiana.  According to this article, “Currently, according to the Department of Defense, about 2,300 dogs are working as sentries, detecting land mines and bombs and performing search, rescue, and recovery tasks for the U.S. military.”  The article also mentions the German Shepherd dog who helped to track down Osama Bin Laden, about how service animals used to be put down after the war was over, and about how service animals are transferred to police service or to private homes after their service in the military.  Check out this great article at WNDU.com for the full story and enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!