And they weren't killed in an attack.
A $1,000,000 lawsuit was filed over the death of 14 bomb-sniffing dogs who were on their way to Afghanistan.
The dogs died while housed in a truck at Animal Port Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport facility.
This is so sad.
A veterinarian had certified before the dogs left that Tiny, Rex, Rocky, Crock, Dork, Harrie, Stress, Sigo, Rex, Jaco, Kimbo, Kilo, Albert and Bak were all in good health.
The poor doggies weren't able to board a same day flight so they were going to be boarded overnight in the company's kennel.
But when the agents for the dog's owners visited the facility early the next morning they found the animals inside an unattended refrigerated box truck.
When the agents shook the animals' cages, they didn't move.
They found blood on the floor and evidence that at least two of the dogs had tried to escape.
Every single dog was dead.
We think $1,000,000 will never replace those dogs or undo the torturous deaths they went through, but it seems a good penalty to ensure something like this never happens again.
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