On the 1st December we shared a petition that had been set up by former SAS hardman Andy McNab. The petition had been started by Mr McNab in order to try and prevent three Service dogs from being put down. During their active service, the three heroic hounds, ‘Kevin’, ‘Dazz’ & ‘Driver’ had been expected to give up their lives in the execution of their duty, which was to sniff out IED’s.
The initial reports were that the MOD felt that the dogs could not be rehomed, because they were somewhat harder to handle than your average domesticated dog. No s**t Sherlock. Well, the petition received nearly 400,000 ‘signatures’, meaning that the MOD had to re-look at their decision to send these amazing dogs to their untimely death.
ALL service dogs, whether Military, Police or Rescue dogs, should be given the right to see out the rest of their days in a loving home. One of our Admins even offered to home the Dogs, even though his garden is about the size of a postage stamp.
So we wanted to say thanks, to everyone who shared the petition and to everyone who added their name to the huge list! Maybe, just maybe, the MOD will think twice about putting a former service dog to death, just because it is taking a while to find the dog a suitable home (have the MOD not heard of Cesar Milan!?).
There are LOADS of people and equally as many organisations out there, who would happily re-home these heroic animals. It might take more than a few weeks to find the right home, but we should not give up on our fury comrades.
Plus, putting these majestic creatures down would deter other Dogs from applying to become fearless IED hunting Land Sharks, and whilst we COULD use convicted rapists and paedophiles (just a suggestion) to walk along pathways in conflict zones which might have IEDs, we are 100% confident that service animals such as ‘Kevin’, ‘Dazz’ & ‘Driver’ are in possession of heaps more bravery than the aforementioned category of (sub) ‘humans’.