US denies abandoning dogs at Kabul airport
"To correct erroneous reports, the US military did not leave any dogs in cages at Hamid Karzai International Airport, including the reported military working dogs," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby tweeted.
"PETA is appealing to President Joe Biden -- and encourages everyone to do the same -- to take immediate action," the group said in a statement.
The group also noted its concern for dozens of pets belonging to evacuated American families that it said were "'released' onto the streets to fend for themselves, with little chance of survival."
The United States pulled its final troops out of Afghanistan on August 30, ending America's longest war just ahead of the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks that prompted the US-led invasion.