Congressman Chris Stewart’s (UT-02) amendment in the first appropriations package, which allocates $200,000 to save retired war dogs, passes the House.
Currently, if a military dog retires from service in a non-combat zone overseas, it is up to the handler who wishes to adopt him to pay for the dog’s ride home. However, hundreds of dogs who are not adopted are abandoned in foreign countries, or worse—put down. This amendment ensures that military working dogs are returned to the United States upon completion of their service.
These incredible military dogs have faithfully served our country and are each credited for saving hundreds of U.S. Military lives. It is up to us to make sure they return safely home.” – Rep. Chris Stewart
More about the War Dogs Amendment:
Stewart’s $200,000 amendment to Division C of H.R. 2740 is expected to save 200 war dogs this year. Funds will be made available later this year, when the bill is signed into law by President Trump.