Click on the links below to find your US Representative & 2 US Senators.
On their page click on ‘contact’ and then copy and paste this letter into their email form.
- US Senate
- US Representatives
Dear ‘Insert name of Congress member here’
I am writing to you on behalf of the Facebook page entitled “Help Get Military Working Dogs Medical Benefits.” I was unaware this was even an issue. I guess I never really thought about military dogs and what happened to them after their time was served. I wasn’t uninformed because I didn’t care. I just assumed they were taken care of for the duration of their life. I am sure many people make the same assumption every day. The truth is that these dogs are not being taken care of in the manner they deserve. They risk their lives every day in war zones just the same as our honorable men and women in the military.
The woman who has created this Facebook page is a former veterinary technician for the United States Army. She is making it her life’s mission to reclassify military working dogs from “equipment” to “K-9 military member” so they can receive medical benefits after they have been discharged from serving our country. These dogs can suffer from the same ailments as our soldiers and they should be treated as such. I urge you to visit the Help Get Military Working Dogs Medical Benefits page and educate yourself about these wonderful assets to our country. I don’t mean to say you don’t know about these dogs and their plight, perhaps you do, but when you see with your own eyes what is going on, then I know you will feel the same urge to do something to change the situation.
I am asking you to please do what you can to help take care of these dogs. They have given so much to our country without ever really knowing their worth. Thank you so much for your time and concern.