"We do not know the full story of what has happened to military dogs left overseas after retirement," said Mark Stubis, spokesman for the American Humane Association. "In some cases they've been kept in kennels for indeterminate lengths of time until someone wanted them. In the best cases, some have been adopted by U.S. military personnel living abroad. In others, they were adopted by local people and, we have heard, in some cases, abused."
Mark Stubis, an association spokesman, said it investigated the farm in August 2011, months after the first deaths.