Trump on Monday tweeted a photo of the dog Monday, praising the hound as “wonderful.” The dog’s name is still classified for security reasons.
Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, credited the dog’s “tremendous service” and said it was slightly wounded in the operation to take down the leader the terrorist organization.
Since Trump’s tweet, Twitter users have taken the opportunity to share photos and videos of dogs using #DeclassifiedDog and #Declassified, with some thanking their pets for their service in simple tasks, like using the bathroom outside, chasing squirrels and begging for food.
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We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi! pic.twitter.com/PDMx9nZWvw
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2019
I’m declassifying a picture of my dog (name not declassified) he doesn’t chase ISIS terrorists, but he does chase squirrels. He also likes to stand at the back door and whine to go out, then stand at the back door and whine to come back in #DeclassifiedDog pic.twitter.com/NYtf8Bau0L
— Andy Parsons (@Parse1970) October 29, 2019
— Surly’s Human (@thejoglekar) October 29, 2019
This is a declassified picture of my dog. Her codename is Stick Legs.
Share your dog and their codename. No real names allowed. pic.twitter.com/crKYFDvT7O
— Nick Jack o’Lantern Pappas (@Pappiness) October 29, 2019
Recently Declassified photo, unspecified location, 11/10 would chase you down for treats pic.twitter.com/yZVtyEiVxa
— Legal Eagle 🦅 (@AllThingsCivil) October 29, 2019
We have declassified a video of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi! pic.twitter.com/5c52oLXrDv
— David Mack (@davidmackau) October 28, 2019
— Pat Roncevich (@roncpat) October 29, 2019
This photo of my cat has finally been declassified. pic.twitter.com/j56veuAMsh
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) October 29, 2019
We have declassified a picture of the wonderful cat (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB having a nap: pic.twitter.com/UBmQHaLvDG
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) October 29, 2019
Contributing: Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY. Follow USA TODAY’s Ryan Miller on Twitter @RyanW_Miller
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Donald Trump tweets Baghdadi raid dog, sparks more ‘declassified’ dogs