Dogs in war receive loyalty, top care

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Dogs in war receive loyalty, top care
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2007/08/ap_wardogs_070812a/

{EXCERPT} , By Jeff Donn - The Associated Press Posted : Sunday Aug 12,
2007 14:36:06 EDT

SAN ANTONIO — When he came to, the Marine’s arm hung lamely. It was broken
by ball bearings hurled so hard from a suicide bomb that they also became
embedded in his gun. Yet Brendan Poelaert’s thoughts quickly turned to his
patrol dog.

The powerful Belgian Malinois named Flapoor had served him as partner and
protector for the past four months in Iraq. Now, the dog staggered a few
steps along the Ramadi street, then stared blankly. Blood poured from his
chest.

“I didn’t care about my injuries, my arm,” his handler says. “I’m telling
the medic, ‘I got to get my dog to the vet!”‘

About 2,000 of these working dogs confront danger beside American soldiers,
largely

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