WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIVB) — According to New York’s senior senator, the amount of red tape is prohibitive for any veteran interested in taking a retired service dog home.
New legislation titled the National Defense Authorization Act includes, in part, language that would ensure veterans and their military dogs would stay together post service, allowing for less dogs left in limbo.
Schumer says laws as they stand don’t guarantee soldiers will get their dogs, and he’s ready to change that.
“Every dog should have its day, and passage of NDAA will be that day for many retired service dogs abroad,” Schumer said.
Schumer promised to push the legislation, but urged his fellow senators to also see it pushed through.