*HOW TO SUPPORT THE WAR DOGS*
There are a couple ways to support the Military Working Dog teams.
1. http://www.supportmilitaryworkingdogs.org/-This site was created by a woman named Starline Nunley who found out how the weather conditions in Iraq can greatly affect our military dogteams. She has since dedicated this project in helping the dogs cope with the weather conditions so that they can continue to work efficiently and help save lives.
To provide cooling vests, and other protective gear
such as Doggles, MuttLuks, and any other necessary gear
to help the Military Working Dogs in Iraqs extreme conditions,
who in turn protect and serve our Soldiers.
Go check it out!
“Kevlar for K9s is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to help protect America’s working K9s, whether they’re serving domestically or overseas. These K9s represent the first line of defense in many military and civilian operations. They are the “go to” members of the team when suspicions of bombs exist or when dangerous criminals are on the loose. Whenever their handlers’ lives are threatened, the dogs’ lives are also threatened.”
check out their website here: Kevlar for K9’s
3. OPERATION MILITARY CARE K-9
Another way to show to support the dog teams is by going through the United States War Dogs Association program called Operation Military Care K-9. It is run by a former Vietnam handler, Ron Aiello out of New Jersey, who keeps in touch with the handlers overseas and is up to date with what they need. Their website has lists of items that the handlers ask for including gear, toys, and food items. The website also has great pictures of prior care packages. You can visit their website here…
Or you can contact Ron Aiello directly here…
Ronald L. Aiello
c/o The United States War Dogs Association
1313 Mt. Holly Road
Burlington, New Jersey 08016
Phone contact: 609-747-9340 , Cell phone 609-234-4539
You can see letters written by the handlers on the US War Dogs website stating how much of a difference the packages make for their dogs and themselves.