When you raise your flag on Veteran’s Day, make sure to keep the four-legged heroes in mind, too.
Monday marked the first American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, which brought military dogs, among other gallant pups, into the spotlight.
The honorees included Bino, a Dutch Shepard, who spent 14 months in Iraq and completing special service missions to help fight the war on drugs.
The canine branches of the American military have proved to be invaluable assets. For one, their sense of smell supersedes that of their handlers, according to CNN.com.
“They’re treated exactly like a soldier, in every way, shape and form,” Robin Ganzert, president and chief executive of the American Humane Association told the news outlet.”For example when a military war dog is killed in action, there’s often a funeral.”
The rest is here: Veterans Day For Dogs: Canines Honored For Bravery In Duty | Global Animal.