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The Americans and Afghan allies were not the only ones seemingly left behind in the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

A nonprofit said it was continuing to work on Tuesday to help evacuate dozens of contract military working dogs from the country, according to reports.

Joshua Hosler, president of Veteran Sheepdogs of America, said the organization had received 51 working dogs with the responsibility of getting them out of Kabul. The nonprofit tweeted a photo last weekend of more than a dozen dog crates in front of a helicopter, which Hosler said was just a fraction of the dogs left behind during the withdrawal US troops, according to TMZ.

Taliban take control of Kabul airport

Hosler hoped to save the working dogs by raising $ 1.67 million – the cost of a 737 plane from Kabul, the outlet reported. Early Tuesday, the nonprofit tweeted that it had funds for the plane, but an animal rescue organization failed.

“So we’re trying to cover their $ 500,000 out of the $ 1.67 million,” wrote Veteran Sheepdogs of America.

Meanwhile, American Humane – an organization committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of animals – said Monday it stands ready to help transport K-9 contract soldiers to US soil and provide them with lifelong medical care.

“It makes us sick to stand idly by and watch these brave dogs who valiantly served our country put to death or worse,” said Dr. Robin R. Ganzert, President and CEO of American Humane, in a statement. communicated. “In order to prevent this tragedy from happening, these K-9s must be loaded into the remaining cargo space and transported to safety.”


On Monday, the Pentagon announced that all US troops had left Afghanistan. The last members of the C-17 transport service departed the airport at 3:29 p.m. EST. The US troop withdrawal met the August 31 deadline that the Biden administration agreed with the Taliban – officially ending America’s longest war.

Servicemen and military working dogs disembark from an RAF C-17 aircraft after landing at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, England on Sunday August 29, 2021 (SAC Samantha Holden RAF / Ministry of Defense via AP)

“I am devastated by reports that the US government is withdrawing from Kabul and leaving behind brave US military indentured working dogs that will be tortured and killed by our enemies,” Ganzert added. “These brave dogs do the same dangerous and life-saving work as our military working dogs and deserved a much better fate than they were sentenced to.”


CENTCOM did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News late in the evening.

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