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Sep 8, 2021

When social media blew up regarding whether military dogs were left behind in the evacuation of Afghanistan, people sought PETA's help. PETA Sr. VP Daphna Nachminovich tells Emil Guillermo how PETA got a response from Central Command explaining that "no military dogs" were abandoned. But that still left 150 dogs of some military contractors, and even some dogs who were domestic companions in Kabul behind. PETA was told the dogs were not caged but released on Kabul airport grounds when the decision was made not to bring them on C-17s that had more than enough room to accommodate them. PETA continues to be in touch with folks in the military and on the ground in Kabul about the dogs. For the latest go to

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