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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-20-2014, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 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.

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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.

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I know a lot of the military dogs are contracted. The military does not pay for them to come back.
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It actually sounds like this man worked for a contractor and was not IN the military.

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

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

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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

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How much goes into contractors dog?

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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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