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misslesleedavis1 06-20-2014 08:06 AM

Question regarding military dogs,
I read a post this morning regarding a dog named paco, his handler was sent home from Afghanistan and he is now in the process of trying to raise funds to bring paco home. I may be behind time but I thought the laws around military dogs have changed in regards to them being sent back to the US , I was under the impression that they just go home when they are done...anyways I was thinking of making a donation to paco's fund but does this sound right? Are they still just left behind?

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wyoung2153 06-20-2014 09:51 AM

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Can you share the post you read? I am trying to get an understanding for what you mean. Are you talking about a dog that was just in Afghanistan, or an actual MWD? A MWD would have been assigned to another handler, they wouldn't just leave him in Afghanistan.

misslesleedavis1 06-20-2014 10:00 AM

I just plugged it in the google the facebook posting i read was very vague about it, this has alot more info about the circumstances.

K9 PACO - Help Him Come Home!!! by Rob Williams - GoFundMe

Germanshepherdlove 06-20-2014 10:12 AM

I know a lot of the military dogs are contracted. The military does not pay for them to come back.

DutchKarin 06-20-2014 10:18 AM

It actually sounds like this man worked for a contractor and was not IN the military.

wyoung2153 06-20-2014 10:25 AM

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This ^^ If the dog was owned by the military.. it would come back regardles. Maybe David Winners could chime in :)

misslesleedavis1 06-20-2014 10:32 AM

He was, makes sense! I made the mistake of assuming, I was not thinking contractors

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wyoung2153 06-20-2014 10:35 AM

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I was only confused because, being in the military I know for a fact our military owned dogs don't get left behind.. there's too much money invested in them.. glad there was the distinction made :)

misslesleedavis1 06-20-2014 10:59 AM

How much goes into contractors dog?

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wyoung2153 06-20-2014 11:11 AM

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No expert here, but from my understanding, it requires the same amount of training, but it's based off of the contract and how it's written. Some contract includes the dog's return and others don't. But I honestly don't know much more than that.. would be something to research.. which I may actually do today :)

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