>> The US Army admitted on Monday to mistreating bomb sniffing dogs. In a report issued last week, the Pentagon's Inspector General found that the furry, four legged heroes, who are credited for saving the lives of troops in Afghanistan by sniffing out explosives, were neglected by the Army after they returned to the United States.
The report alleges the dog suffered lack of care and attention. Some were left in kennels for up to 11 months, beyond the deadline for giving them away for adoption, or returning them to service. And some may have been put down. The Inspector General called on the Army to adhere to its own rules and keep better track and records of its dogs.
An army spokesman told Reuters that the military will comply with recommended reforms. The investigation was prompted by soldiers who had handled the dogs in the past, and raised alarms about their mistreatment.