Dozens of service dogs were left by the US military in Afghanistan during the evacuation process as the Taliban took over Afghanistan. The US withdrawing from the country after their 20-year long intervention in the country. The service dogs that worked for the military were left behind by them.
The US military is being criticized by major animal welfare groups for leaving the dogs in Kabul. They abandoned the dogs who were contracted for servicing the army. A nonprofit organization, Veteran Sheepdogs of America, is now working to evacuate the service dogs.
According to Robin R Ganzert, President and CEO of animal welfare group American Humane:
US military dogs deserve far better than the situation they are in now. As they perform some lifesaving and dangerous tasks similar to the military. They don’t deserve abandonment like this. He added that seeing these brave dogs who fearlessly worked for their nations in a situation of death or worsen sicken them.
About two hundred American citizens and thousands of Afghan citizens were also left behind. As the last 5 military transport aircraft left Afghanistan on Monday. Joshua Hosler, President of Veteran Sheepdogs of America, is working with military personnel in Afghanistan.
They are working to evacuate the dogs and rescue them. He needs resources as the process ain’t cheap. Joshua is also trying to reach millionaires and billionaires in his social media videos. So that they can help them reach their goal of 1.67 million to fund an aircraft. That will evacuate the dogs from Afghanistan.
Three Indian service dogs namely Maya, Ruby, and Bobby were also evacuated from Afghanistan by the Indian air force and were taken back to India.
These three dogs were servicing at the Indian Embassy in Kabul, along with 99 Indo-Tibetan Border Police. The withdrawal of the US military ended their 20 years long intervention in Afghanistan.
According to a Taliban spokesperson, Afghanistan has now attained complete independence as the US forces left the country.
President Joe Biden has been criticized for the way he handled the situation by republicans and democrats. The conflict took the lives of almost 2500 US forces members and more than 2 lakh Afghans. It also cost the US approximately 2 trillion USD.