Abandoned dogs get new handlers after US pullout from Afghanistan

Abandoned dogs get new handlers after US pullout from Afghanistan


Every dog has its day – including these pooches that have found new handlers after being abandoned in Afghanistan.

Dozens of canines were left behind in Kabul last month amid the chaotic evacuation of the Taliban-controlled country.

American Humane initially accused the US military of leaving its contract dogs behind, though a military spokesman later disputed the allegation, telling The Post that no “military working dogs” had been abandoned.

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“Photos circulating online were animals under the care of the Kabul Small Animal Rescue, not dogs under the care of the U.S. military,” US Army Lt. Col. Karen Roxberry, a spokesperson for US Central Command, told The Post last month.

Hewad Azizi, who works for a company handling security at the Kabul airport, told Agence France-Presse that he looked for abandoned dogs as soon as the last American soldier left.

“When I saw (the soldiers leaving), I went to save the dogs,” he told AFP at a makeshift training center

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