Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State-of-the-art Dog Hospital Treating Military Working Dogs

Holland Military Working Dog Hospital, located at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas cares for the health needs of more than 2,000 working dogs currently serving in the military, the Transportation Safety Board (TSA), the US Customs Service and other government agencies. The hospital was named for Lt. Col. Daniel E. Holland, a veterinarian killed in Iraq in 2006.

Approximately 60 dogs per day are seen at the hospital for everything from regular check-ups to life-threatening emergencies. Many of the dogs are redeployed. But, for those that can't be, they are adopted out to loving families where they can spend the rest of their lives. The director, Col. Bob Vogelsang, was quoted in a recent article on People Pets as saying, "These dogs are veterans, too. We should be taking care of them." For more information about this amazing facility and to read the full article, please click here.

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