Army of vets deliver care to Pacific

Veterinarians from the Australian and US armies, Spanish navy, World Vets and Vets Without Borders provided veterinary care to animals on a four-day mission in Timor-Leste last month.

The exercise was part of the Pacific Partnership annual humanitarian aid mission, and is sponsored by the US-led Pacific Fleet.

Queensland vet Major Amanda Parry, a reservist with the Australian . . . → Read More: Army of vets deliver care to Pacific

Shelter error killed hero war dog

An apparent breakdown in euthanasing procedure has led to the death of a ‘war hero’ dog in Asa Grande, Arizona last month.

A worker from Pinal County Animal Care and Control has been suspended following the incident that ended the life of Target, a mongrel who was adopted by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

It is claimed Target became popular after she and two other dogs frightened a suicide bomber inside a military base at Dand Patan near the Pakistani border, potentially saving a number of lives.

Though the bomber detonated his explosives at the entrance of the military facility, he was unable to kill anybody.

Target was owned by U.S. Army medical officer Sergeant Terry Young, who brought the animal home following his tour of duty. The animal escaped from Sgt Young’s property, and a neighbour contacted the animal shelter that collected her. Continue reading Shelter error killed hero war dog