UPDATE: On 12/6/18, Senator Blumenthal (for himself and co-sponsor Senator Manchin) introduced a resolution recognizing the honorable service of military working dogs and soldier handlers in the TEDD program of the Army and encouraging the Army and other government agencies, including law enforcement agencies, with former tactical explosive detection dogs to prioritize adoption of the dogs to former TEDD handlers. This resolution has been referred to the Senate Armed Services Committee and can be viewed at https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-concurrent-resolution/58/text.
- Please read how Justice for TEDD Handlers was formed and why. This will help you understand the scale of what happened.
- View the TEDD Disposal Statistics: Air Force Report vs. Reality. We are providing this due to the many errors and falsehoods found in the Air Force’s report.
- View the different pages of this website to learn even more details.
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- Contact your Congressional representatives.
We are still trying to make sure those responsible are held accountable. People involved in the adoptions who knew handlers would want their dogs took dogs for themselves or friends. Dogs were given away, which violates the Convenant Not to Sue form that was signed. Some dogs were appropriately transferred to other military locations, government agencies, and law enforcement, but we would still like to at least get updates on the dogs for their handlers. Ideally, we would appreciate the TEDD handlers to be considered for adoption when the dogs are retired.
In September 2016, the Air Force submitted a report to the House Armed Services Committee as mandated by the pending NDAA for 2017. In March 2017, we submitted a rebuttal to the Air Force report. A separate Department of Defense Inspector General’s Office assessment began in 2016 and was released on March 1, 2018. The assessment confirmed that the Army botched the adoptions for the TEDD military working dogs at the end of the program. Unfortunately, not everything we uncovered was included in the report.
Founder, Justice for TEDD Handlers