Animals who accompany forces on the field are not just backups, but real warriors who are part of the team. They use their power to smell, sense and fight off the danger.
So why should these creatures be abandoned or left to retirement homes once their service is over?
In a post, Facebook user Anita Deshpande has shared the pitiful state of ex-service dogs who are given honourable retirement once they complete 8-9 years with the forces. These dogs who are active and taught to fight in any given situation, are then left sauntering and lazying for an encumbering experience.