Pentagon Report: Army Mistreated Dogs That Served in Combat
Military dogs that served in combat zones overseas were generally mistreated when they returned home, according to a new Defense Department inspector general report. The investigation into the matter was launched after servicemembers raised concerns that the canines—which served in Afghanistan between 2010 and 2014—were being largely neglected. Notably, the Army did not make an effort to have the dogs adopted, and soldiers themselves had to go to kennels to find their dogs. Some dogs were left in the kennels for up to 11 months, the inspector general report said.