Hero Dog with Prosthetic Paws that Survived Gunfire to Save Others Given Highest Animal Honor.
Belgian Malinois, Kuno, has proved beyond all doubt that dogs truly are humanity’s best friends.
The retired British Army dog suffered life-changing injuries while supporting British Special Forces fighting Al Qaeda and has now been awarded the Dickin Medal – the very best award any animal can receive within British military – from the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA).
To put it into human perspective: that’s the animal equivalent of winning the Victoria Cross , the UK’s version of the Medal of Honor.
“Kuno may be a true hero,” Jan McLoughlin from the PDSA veterinary charity said during a release about the award, which was given to Kuno for his incredible bravery during a 2019 operation in Afghanistan.