Pentagon says no military working dogs were left behind in Afghanistan

Politics September 1, 2021 News
Pentagon says no military working dogs were left behind in Afghanistan

From ABC 15 |News by Alex Hider

The Department of Defense on Tuesday pushed back on reports that military working dogs were left behind in Afghanistan amid U.S. military evacuations in Kabul earlier this week. However, animals activists groups say that working dogs not owned by the military are in peril.

The Pentagon's denial comes as photos circulate on social media that claim to show military working dogs in crates left behind at the Kabul airport.

In a statement, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said that photos were not military working dogs and were instead animals under the care of a local animal shelter in Kabul.

Photo by SAC Samantha Holden RAF/AP

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