American military combat dog Layka was shot four times by the enemy while serving in Afghanistan. She managed to take down the gunman while being hurt, saving the lives of her handler Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald and a number of other soldiers.
The brave dog had surgery, but she lost her front limb and lived. Julian battled valiantly to adopt her, and he was successful. They’re not terrifying, he added of Layka and the other battle dogs. Despite their frightening past, they deserve loving homes.
Credits: National Geographic