If signed into law, the vetoed provision would have guaranteed trips home for military service dogs once they complete their tours of duty. It could reunite them with their handlers and reduce, if not eliminate their risk of being euthanized in a foreign country. Sadly it has been entangled in party politics at the very last moment of what has been a long, arduous journey to bring ALL military dogs home.
However, seven award winning life saving hero dogs have arrived in Washington to help convince Congress to get onboard and push this important provision through.
Sgt. Rambo not willing to leave a soldier behind
(photo credit: the Washington Free Beacon)
Sgt. Rambo, who lost a leg while in the Marines, showed up with his adoptive owner, Lisa Phillips. Lisa also helped author the now-vetoed military dog provision. Also in town was social media sensation, Harley, who has become the face of the anti-puppy mill movement on Facebook and beyond. Several other dogs arrived, many credited with saving human lives, including Dax, a highly decorated Massachusetts police dog and the recipient of that state's Medal of Valor.