US contract working dogs have been abandoned at the Kabul airport after the last American flight left on Monday.
Joshua Hosler, President of Veteran Sheepdogs of America, is frantically trying to rescue the dogs that have been used and left behind in the Taliban controlled country after the Department of Defense ordered that they be left behind.
.@DeptofDefense has ordered ALL military working dogs to be left behind in #Afghanistan. They also said any Americans left there are free to leave whenever they want. WTFO?!?!@SecBlinken, @AmbRice46, @JoeBiden & all the top generals should be arrested now! This is not American!
— Jonathan T Gilliam (@JGilliam_SEAL) August 30, 2021
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UPDATE!!!! Our efforts of rescuing has expanded to 46 military working & now we are coordinating with our contacts & flights to get the dogs and rescue people out of Kabul on same plane.
Thank you for all your help! This is a mess! #Afghanistan https://t.co/3vaYMaMAyd pic.twitter.com/OAtPXANxb6
— Veteran Sheepdogs of America (@VetSheepdogsUS) August 29, 2021
Dr. Robin R. Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane, has issued a statement condemning the cruelty.
“I am devastated by reports that the American government is pulling out of Kabul and leaving behind brave U.S. military contract working dogs to be tortured and killed at the hand of our enemies. These brave dogs do the same dangerous, lifesaving work as our military working dogs, and deserved a far better fate than the one to which they have been condemned,” Ganzert said.
American Humane even offered to help transport and provide lifetime medical care for the dogs.
#CharlotteMaxwellJones and her service animals were LEFT in #Kabul. The SERVICE dogs were released on the tarmac. They were at the airport for SIX DAYS beforehand! There was room on those planes. I’m ashamed of you @POTUS @VP @SecDef #OperationHercules #NoAmerican https://t.co/4jqYyBQvpS
— Whitley Purnell (@PurnellWhitley) August 30, 2021
“This senseless fate is made all the more tragic, as American Humane stands ready to not only help transport these contract K-9 soldiers to U.S. soil but also to provide for their lifetime medical care,” the statement continued. “American Humane has worked hand in hand with the military for more than 100 years to rescue military animals. In fact, our famed rescue program began on the bloody battlefields of WWI Europe, at the request of the U.S. Secretary of War. Since that time, American Humane served as a pioneer in the development of animal therapy for returning veterans, and today brings home retired military working dogs and pairs veterans with life-saving service dogs.”
Not a great day for America’s service dogs that are still in the airport pic.twitter.com/atVle05Y2F
— Gabrielle Gallardo (GG) (@ryfxyz123) August 30, 2021
Ganzert pleaded with the US government to load the animals into whatever cargo space remained to fly them to safety, unfortunately, it appears to have fallen on deaf ears.