Just to follow up on the multiple stories we’ve been posting on the abandoned service dogs at the Kabul airport, many are concerned that the Taliban will slaughter the animals:

Especially so for the service dogs which are easily identifiable:

According to Charlotte Maxwell-Jones, the woman who runs the shelter, “about 50” of the dogs were dropped off by security contractors who were working for U.S. interests. From Stars and Stripes:

The fate of the animals, about 50 of which Maxwell-Jones described as working dogs abandoned by contractors who supported the U.S. mission, remains unknown.

But in a plot twist of sorts, there’s a report out from RT’s Murad Gazdiev that says the Taliban plan to rescue the dogs and put them back to work:

They have helicopters, vehicles and guns, why not use these assets, too?