Pentagon Denies that any Military dogs were left in Afghanistan

This past weekend, photos circulated on social media that appeared to show several contracted military working dogs in cages at the Kabul airport. Since this has come to light, the Pentagon has denied all reports that they left U.S. Military service K-9s in Afghanistan after the last troop withdrawal. 

DOD spokesman John Kirby said “To correct erroneous reports, the U.S. Military did not leave any dogs in cages at Hamid Karzai International Airport, including the reported military working dogs,” in a Tuesday statement. “Photos circulating online were animals under the care of the Kabul Small Animal rescue, not dogs under our care.”

The effort to rescue these dogs continues, as Joshua Holser – founder of Veteran Sheepdogs of America – said that he plans to rescue these dogs by raising $1.67 million to pay for the cost of a 737 plane out of Kabul. 

Additionally, American Humane is standing by to help along the transport efforts and get these contracted K-9 soldiers back on U.S. soil and provide for their lifetime medical care. Dr. Robin R. Ganzert is the president and CEO of American Humane, and he’s appalled at the current situation.

“It sickens us to sit idly by and watch these brave dogs who valiantly served our country be put to death or worse. In order to prevent this tragedy from occurring, these K-9s should be loaded into whatever cargo space remains and flown to safety.”

Related posts

5 Thoughts to “Pentagon Denies that any Military dogs were left in Afghanistan”

  1. Elena Brio

    God! Hope it is true. Love those brave dogs.

  2. cozycalico

    Yea I hope it is true but I still have doubts until I see them on American soil.


    yeah right, and im santa clause, cmon man we know who and what yall are. the mask is off

  4. Patric

    They should all be in America enjoying the very best of absolutely everything! Period! I no longer trust everything I hear or read… nowadays l am the show me person! If they weren’t left behind where are they in our country? I would love to shower them with gifts and treats!

  5. Aniruddha Ideaki

    Braves! They do need compassion!

Leave a Comment