Thanks to you, our nation’s superheroes now have a guaranteed ride home! These superheroes have four legs, wagging tails, and have bravely served our country in the military.
I am so proud to write you today with the wonderful news that Congress has passed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act with language supported by American Humane Association guaranteeing that America’s heroic military working dogs will be returned to U.S. soil upon retirement, and that their human handlers and their families – to whom these dogs mean more than anyone else – will be given first right of adoption.
And it’s all thanks to YOU!
We cannot thank you and all of our supporters enough for sending letters to your members of Congress urging them to pass this important bill. Your tireless dedication means that we will immeasurably improve the lives of both our two- and four-footed veterans.
Over the past year we have helped fund the transportation home of 21 K-9 Battle Buddies and reunite them with their former handlers. And you would not believe the stories of what these reunions mean to them, human and dog alike.
We are now strongly urging the President to sign the bill. Thank you again for all your hard work to help right this wrong. We couldn’t have it done it without you!
|With kind regards,
Robin R. Ganzert, PhD
President and CEO
American Humane Association