Military Dog Comes Home From Iraq Traumatized

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  1. LookingUp

    LookingUp New Member

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    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado (AP) - Gina was a playful 2-year-old German shepherd when she went to Iraq as a highly trained bomb-sniffing dog with the military, conducting door-to-door searches and witnessing all sorts of noisy explosions.

    She returned home to the United States cowering and fearful. When her handlers tried to take her into a building, she would stiffen her legs and resist. Once inside, she would tuck her tail beneath her body and slink along the floor. She would hide under furniture or in a corner to avoid people.

    A military veterinarian diagnosed with her post-traumatic stress disorder — a condition that some experts say can afflict dogs just like it does humans.


    http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpps/news/mi...m-iraq-traumatized-dpgapx-20100803-fc_8987096
     
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  3. Vegas Bride

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    Oh so sad :(
    dogs are affected by things just like people and he suffered a lot I'm sure. I hope there is some types of treatment to help him.

    VB
     
  4. Sailor Bug

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    Awwwwwwwww so sad.
    Gina is a hero and should be treated as one.
    So happy she's on the mend

    It's hard to fathom that she may go back to Iraq
     
  5. SunnieRN

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    Poor thing! I hope military MD's take a lesson from this and work on ways to rehabilitate our soldiers, so they too can feel a semblance of peace again. God bless our soldiers, human and animal!
     
  6. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    poor Gina

    send her to me - I'll help her heal
     
  7. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    This makes me sad. Makes me sad we need dogs there. Dogs didn't start this stupid war.

    :(

    JMO
     

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