Home of Heroes is the first retirement home in the world for de-mining dogs who have become too old to work in the field. Our center will also take in the young dogs who don’t pass the very rigorous training.
These Belgian Malinois dogs have given the greatest service to humanity and we believe that they deserve the very best we can give them in return.
The dogs are deployed to countries all around the world and have cleared thousands of acres of land sniffing out landmines, improvised explosive devices, and un-exploded ordinance like the awful cluster bombs that have remained buried for decades.
In the past, the dogs would be euthanized when they became too old to work the long and demanding hours out in the field. The younger dogs who didn’t pass the training would be given away and they would often meet a gruesome end. But not anymore! Animal Mama and Home of Heroes have signed MOU’s with the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and are in the process of signing with Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) to make sure every dog is saved.
We currently have seven dogs, but with hundreds of dogs in the de-mining programs, we need to build a center large enough to care for them. When built, Home of Heroes will be able to provide the specialist medical care that these dogs will require. The center will be open to the public so they can meet these amazing dogs and learn about the incredible work they are doing for us around the world.
Once we reach our $100,000 target, we will be able to build Home of Heroes and run it as a sustainable enterprise that is not dependent on donations. We will create jobs for the local people and employ ex-dog handlers to ensure the dogs receive the best care possible.
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