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Bragg Soldier, Wife Charged With Animal Cruelty In Puppy's Drowning

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A Fort Bragg soldier charged with felony animal cruelty admitted to drowning the dog in a pond, according to court documents from the Cumberland County Magistrate's office. John Garrett Burrow, 22, and his wife, Kelsey Caroline Burrow, 20, of the 400 block of Georgetown Circle, were charged in the intentional drowning of the puppy o... more

Nonprofit Helps Deploying Servicemembers with Dogs

Laura Turner, Dog on Deployment member

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.  -- When a military member receives a deployment checklist, circumstances surrounding pets are not on the list. Many members have a hard time finding a place for their pet during these situations, and the Dogs on Deployment organization caan be a big help. Senior Airman Jakia Chang and her husband were both due for a ... more

Study: Pets Help Kids with Deployed Parents Cope with Stress

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A newly published study finds that military children with a deployed parent who have a close relationship with a pet cope better with stress than those who do not.  The study, released by Tufts University Oct. 29, examined through an online survey of 300 middle and high school students from military families who were involved in programs with t... more

Military Veterinary Facilities Suspend Most Surgeries for Pets

Army Capt. Danielle M. Diamond performs spay surgery on Miss Dusty, a German shepherd, on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at the Cherry Point Veterinary Treatment Facility, N.C.. (Samuel A. Nasso/U.S. Marines)

NEWMARKET, England — Military veterinary clinics around the world are scaling back the services they offer for privately owned pets in an effort to save money. U.S. Army Public Health Command, which oversees veterinary treatment facilities at all military installations, temporarily suspended in mid-October almost all procedures involvin... more

5 Ways to Cut the Costs of Military Pet Ownership

Service dog lying on the grass.

If you've ever had a pet, you know that it requires a lot more than just love to be a good pet owner. Between food, vaccinations, routine check-ups, spay or neuter, and other essentials like leashes, cat litter, toys, and cages, sharing your home with a pet is a huge financial commitment.  According to the ASPCA, the annual costs of owning a do... more

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