Kuno the hero

Knowing how much we love our pooches in All at Sea, here is a lovely story about a retired Military Working Dog. Kuno, who suffered life-changing injuries while supporting British Forces fighting Al Qaeda, has been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal for his bravery and devotion to duty.

During a 2019 operation, four-year-old Kuno and his handler were deployed in support of specialist UK and host nation forces on a compound raid against a well-armed enemy when they came under attack. Without hesitation, Kuno charged through a hail of gunfire to tackle the gunman, breaking the deadlock and changing the course of the attack, allowing the mission to be completed successfully.

Sadly, part of one of Kuno’s rear paws had to be amputated, but now he is thriving in retirement after becoming the first UK MWD to be fitted with custom-made prosthetic limbs.

To meet Kuno and watch him receive his PDSA Dickin Medal visit: www.pdsa.org.uk/kuno

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