A military dog named Kuno saved the lives of British soldiers while they were fighting the al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. The dog is now getting an award called the Dickin Medal that is equivalent to the Victoria Cross because of what he did.
– A military dog saved the British soldiers during an encounter in Afghanistan.
– The dog lost its paw and was given custom-made prosthetics.
– Because of his bravery, he will be awarded the…
Accordingly, the Belgian Malinois took out a gunman. The dog was then hit by bullets in his back legs, which resulted to him getting custom-made prosthetics. The dog was trained to detect weapons and explosives as well as incapacitate the enemy. After helping the troops, the dog was flown back to the United Kingdom to be treated. The dog had to undergo a rehabilitation program to restore the function to his nerves and muscles.
The dog is now retired and rehomed. The award will be given by the vet charity called PDSA. PDSA director general Jan McLoughlin said that the award is deserved by Kuno because of his bravery and devotion to duty. The award is the highest award given to an animal while serving in military conflict. He will be the 35th dog to get the award. Thirty-two messenger pigeons during the World War II, four horses, and one cat were also among those who received the award.
The award will be given via a virtual ceremony this November. Read the full article here – https://www.bbc.com/