Military Dog Picture of the Week. (June 13th, 2012) Anax Retires!
Breaking news! Our hero, Military Working Dog Anax, has officially retired from the Army. You may remember that Anax lost his hind leg in Afghanistan.
His handler, best pal and now owner, Army Specialist Marc Whittaker has delivered Anax to his family in Texas. Anax will remain with Marc’s family until Marc returns permanently from Germany next fall.
Even though Anax lost his leg fighting for the United States in Afghanistan he currently receives no medical benefits. Marc is financially responsible for all costs to include any bills incurred related to his injury on active duty. Imagine if our nation had a similar policy for our 2-legged service members. The Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act will change this injustice.
The act goes before the Senate next. Please, please click on this link and write your senators. Urge them to support this critical act. Our military dogs, dogs like Anax, need your help.
If you think the current policy is unjust please consider writing your senators to tell them so. The American Society for the Cruelty of Animals has set up a quick an easy way to contact your senators.
Please follow these links to learn more about how Anax and Marc:
Part I Memories that Never Fade
Part II Then and Now
In case you missed or want to revisit prior weeks. Here are the links.
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