Veterans land home for dogs

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rosebrockdogs_150By Judi McLeod Canada Free Press

The noble dog has proven down through the ages to be man’s best friend. Often stripped of his dignity, the War Veteran is man’s best chance to live in liberty.

In Los Angeles, dogs—given the full run of veteran’s property—are living far better lives than some 20,000 local War Veterans.

Canada Free Press (CFP) roving War Veterans reporter Robert L. Rosebrock was out shooting pictures for CFP yesterday, on veterans property in tony LA.

“Since 1985, the City of Los Angeles has leased 12 acres of Veterans land for $1 a year for the Barrington Recreation Center, that includes two baseball diamonds,” writes Rosebrock. “In 2003, a section of the property was made into Barrington Dog Park giving area dogs better treatment than thousands of homeless War Vets.”

     

It should be louder than the barking of a million dogs that “current population estimates suggest that about 154,000 veterans (male and female) are homeless on any given night and perhaps twice as many experience homelessness at some point during the course of a year.”

That should cause many people to toss and turn in their sleep at night. But all vulnerable veterans waiting on hope from the Obama administration hear from Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is that Veteran Affairs will spend $3.2 billion next year (italics CFP’s) “to prevent and reduce homelessness among Veterans”.

You can reduce homelessness in LA for some of the 20,000 LA homeless War Vets by opening the padlocked front gates at the entry to the Los Angeles National Veterans Home, Gen. Shinseki.

You can go from there to pave the way past red tape and bureaucracy for other War Vets now sleeping in farmers’ fields and parks in other parts of the country.

Even word of this would restore to those who put themselves in harm’s way for others, some hope change and restored dignity.

Read more at Canada Free Press

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