2014-04-05 20:55:24 - The United States War Dogs Association decided to step in to help these wonderful, Loyal and Courage Canines by setting up an Rx Program to help in relieving their pain and suffering.
As a country, we honor the men and women who put their lives on the line each day to protect us from danger. Those men and women are true heroes to us, but as a country we don’t give enough recognition to our Canine Members of the Armed Forces.
Cairo is a Canine Member of the Armed Forces that was strapped to an assault team member while being “fast roped” out of a secret, stealth Black Hawk helicopter during the mission to find Osama Bin Laden. Lex was another German Shepard war dog that was serving in Fallujah, Iraq and his patrol came under heavy attack, critically injured in the attack, but refused to leave his partner’s side
The Canine Members
of the Armed Forces are the protectors of our loved ones who are serving our country and true heroes that are fighting for us. While our troops sleep, the dogs are awake protecting them. These animals are the most loyal, intelligent, and caring dogs one may ever come in contact with.
The war dogs have ten to twenty times the amount of receptors in their nose than humans do giving them the ability to sense danger or chemicals that could be harmful to the soldiers. The war dogs can detect intruders from over 200 meters away using their hearing, smell, and sight. When the wind picks up their senses can extend as far as 1000 meters. The Canine Members of the Armed Forces are given human tasks that our soldiers can’t even complete because the dogs have special skills that humans do not.
These war dogs go through tedious, exhausting, and difficult training just like our soldiers do. The dogs do as much as jumping out of planes and helicopters with their partnered soldier, learning to sense by training with blindfolds on, and even put through intense situations so they are prepared while on duty.
We need your help in spreading awareness about the Retired Military Working Dogs of the Armed Forces.
These Military Working Dogs retire with sicknesses such as arthritis, posttraumatic stress syndrome, hearing loss, depression, anxiety, Epilepsy, bowl inflammation, skin problems, Thyroid Deficiency, stomach ulcers, heart worms, etc.
In an effort to help the individuals (adopted parents) pay for the Retired Military Working Dogs medical needs, the United States War Dogs Association has put together a Rx Prescription Drug program and has partnered with Jersey Shore Compounding Pharmacy to help them fulfill the needs of the animals and provide relief of the owners.
You ask why doesn’t the United States Military (DOD) pay for this service, since these are retired Military Working Dogs. Well we at the United States War Dogs Association ask the same question. In 2013 a bill was passed and signed by the President of the United States, allowing for a program to be set up by the Department of Defense, but unfortunately the bill doesn’t direct the DOD to set up this program, but that it may set up a program, so after a year, it is at a standstill and more than likely will never be implemented.
So we here at the United States War Dogs Association decided to step in to help these wonderful, Loyal and Courage Canines by setting up an Rx Program to help in relieving their pain and suffering.
Jersey Shore Pharmacy is proud to have been selected to be the exclusive “National Provider” to the Retied Canine Members of the Armed Forces. At Jersey Shore Pharmacy we specialize in compounding medications for people and animals with specific needs, whether it be an allergy or dosage amount we take the time to care for each individuals compound. With the help of Jersey Shore Pharmacy these honorable canines will get the medications they need and get the home and love they deserve.
The United States War Dog Association is a non-profit organization of Former and Current US Military Dog Handlers that are committed to promoting the long history of the Military Service Dogs. The USWDA educates the public about the services of these canines to our country. With your help the Canines can get the medication they need so that people like you can love them in comforting homes. To make a donation or view more pictures of our loving heroes visit the United States War Dog Association at www.uswardog.org < www.uswardog.org>