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Begging for Scraps

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The commander of an Army Reserve detachment in Iraq is begging friends back home to send food for Iraqi police dogs.

Captain Gabriella Cook says in e-mails that the 13 dogs at the Iraqi Police Academy in Baghdad are living on table scraps and garbage. She says some of the dogs are sick -- and there's no way to get real dog food.

Cook's unit, the 313th Military Police Detachment, based in Las Vegas, arrived in the Iraqi capital last month.

A Nevada veterinarian estimates that each of the police dogs needs 40 pounds or more of dry food per month.

Nevada Senator John Ensign has an aide looking into the matter.


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