Many of us love having dogs as pets. But for some dog lovers, they keep them as working buddies. Some examples are therapy dogs, police dogs, and brave military working dogs. Aside from them being your daily companion, they could also offer some serious work to make people’s lives easier.
Being a dog that’s part of the military is not an easy task. Similar to any police or military training that a regular person could take, dogs experience the same amount of hard work and difficulty as they take part in the training. They have many tasks in the operation like being detectors, tracking things, and being part of the rescue team.
Stepping into the battlefield to save lives is no joke. That is why these canines deserve to be recognized, especially for their bravery and heroic acts.
People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) is the group that is responsible for handing the awards these hero animals. They also happen to be one of the leading veterinary charity in the U.K.
Moreover, they are responsible for rewarding the PDSA Dickin Award, the highest that any animal could get for their actions, especially those involved in the military. Last November 2020, the most recent awardee for this one-of-a-kind medal is a dog named Kuno.
In May 2019, the force was taken on a mission to calm down an aggressive enemy threat. Since the military was cornered, Kuno ran in the middle of the open fire. Because of Kuno, their group was able to successfully neutralize the threat and complete their mission.
However,it was only later that they realized that the canine had been shot. He was given first aid immediately and was rushed to the hospital when they arrived at the U.K. Kuno survived, but his hind legs had to be amputated and changed to prosthetics. He is now retired and living a normal life with his beloved family.
Know more of Kuno’s inspiring story in the video below.
Source: PDSA via Youtube