The defense spending bill passed by Congress in early 2021 doesn’t just focus on our military men and women—it aims to help canine warriors, too.
One of its provisions deals with creation of a Military Working Dog Trauma Registry that will track the main causes of injury and death of dogs in combat. The goal is to improve the medical outcomes for dogs injured while on duty. Additional training for Army Corps veterinarians is recommended to develop the most effective methods of treating canine warriors.
Military working dogs undergo rigorous training to prepare them for combat situations all over the globe. As with our men and women in uniform, our canine warriors deserve the very best care to honor the sacrifices they’ve made.