We’ve read and heard a number of stories like this one in recent years. The attachment between law enforcement and military personnel with the dogs they serve next to every day. Far too often, red tape gets involved and these partners sometimes never see each other again. In this case, all one man wanted to do was have his buddy by his side in retirement.
Dogs like Baro are highly trained and skilled. It takes a lot of money to give them the necessary skills to do their job, and because they are not human, they are often treated as property. So wrong on so many levels. Time was a lot of these service animals were simply euthanized or sent to shelters with no hope. This story has the happy ending is so richly deserves.
Picture courtesy Wayne Freedman.