How can you define a hero? Can dogs be heroes too?
Dogs are our companions and friends through thick and thin. They can be your best friend, companion, and playmate. In fact, you can never underestimate what a dog can do.
Of all the dogs, a Military K9 Kuno has been the most courageous yet dangerous one. During his duty, a four-year-old Belgian Malinois saved the lives of the soldiers. Risking his life to where he ended up retiring with a prosthetic limb.
After several medications, Kuno’s heroism made the British Military amazed by his act. The People’s Dispensary for Sick was also amazed by the heroic act of Kuno. With no hesitations, he’s declared as the 72nd animal who received a Dickin Medal. They believed that there’s nothing more deserving than that but him. A Dicken Medal is an award that symbolizes the highest honor.
Compared to the other operations of Kuno, this was the most remarkable one. The armed forces troop with machine guns and grenades cornered the British soldiers. This happened during the raid against an al-Qaeda compound. Seeing that situation, Kuno was alarmed, and he did what he needed to do.
Kuno distracted the armed forces leading the gunshots to him. He may have wounds, most especially by his hind legs, but he could save the soldiers’ lives. For urgent medical care, they rushed Kuno to the U.S. Army Veterinary Treatment Facility. The veterinarians need to detach Kuno’s rear paw. The good thing is that the vets are successful in saving the hero dog’s life.
Kuno’s bravery brought a very remarkable day for the British Military. He’s the first-ever U.K. Military Working Dog who receives custom-fitted prosthetic limbs. Even though he is already retired, the kindness and heroic act he showed remains. Together with his new family who adopted him, Kuno now lives a different yet peaceful life.
Heroes are those who can risk their lives for the benefit of several people. Kuno’s life is an inspiration for all and sends us a wonderful message. Dogs need care, not criticism from humans.
Credits to PDSA