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New Bill Aimed at Army's Adoption Practices of Military Dogs

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Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Willingham with US Marine dog, Lucca. The 12-year-old German Shepherd completed more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan over six years. She lost her leg when an IED exploded. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

By    |   Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:56 PM

An investigation by a local TV station revealed hundreds of soldiers' military service dogs were adopted out by the Army without their knowledge.

Now, a new bipartisan House bill will attempt to find an answer to how that happened.

The House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act that will, in part, request information on the mismanaged process of adopting out military working dogs, CBS Dallas-Forth Worth reported.

"It continues my quest to get answers for veterans who were unable to adopt their combat dogs because of hollow promises from our government," Rep. Richard Hudson, R-NC, said in a statement.

More than 100 dogs were adopted out without giving the handlers a chance to adopt.

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