Congressman Ron Wright (R-TX-6) introduced H.R. 5081, the K-9 Hero Act, Thursday.

This legislation creates a grant program to assist nonprofits that take in retired working dogs or provide financial assistance to owners of retired working dogs. Specifically, the grants will help cover medical costs, such as veterinarian office visits, medical procedures, diagnostic tests, and medications.

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Whenever Ed Reeves has looked at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., he has focused on the panels containing the names of those who died on Sept. 12, 1970, and Feb. 14, 1971.

It was on those days, Reeves said, that were it not for his dog, Prince, "My name would be on that wall."

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Caro, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, partakes in obedience training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Sept. 23, 2019. (U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Kristine Legate)

Seems hard to believe, but the U.S. Air Force says it's having a hard time finding homes for retired military working dogs.

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Task & Purpose

I don't always drop everything to spend a few hours with a short, squat Marine, but when I do, you can bet it's for Chesty.

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(U.S. Postal Service)

It's a doggy dog world for the United States Postal Service.

The United States federal government's independent postal agency officially released a new set of Forever Stamps in honor of the nation's brave and loyal canines with the Military Working Dogs on Thursday.

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Military Working Dog, Saber, and his former handler, Marine Corps Sgt. Rosendo Madrigal at Camp Pendleton, 2016. Photo: Sgt. Madrigal

Today is National K-9 Veterans Day, and if you didn't know, it's truly my honor to be the one to tell you.

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