Bravo/Brava to Taba, Jag, Summer, and Taker!
Four heroic military dogs were honored by the American Humane Association on Capitol Hill Tuesday night for their life-saving actions while serving alongside American troops in war zones.
Taba, Jag, Summer, and Taker were all honored for their work sniffing out IEDs and providing security for American fighting men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan. The dogs were presented with the Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage. Each K9 had a medal placed around their neck during a ceremony in the Rayburn House Office foyer that featured top ranking military officials, congressmen, congressional staffers, philanthropists, and the media.
Dr. Amy McCullough, national director of rescue and military affairs for American Humane, said the event was important to draw attention to the contributions of military working dogs as well as the struggles they and many of their handlers face once they retire.
“I’m not sure the public understands the important role dogs serve in our military,” she told the Washington Free Beacon. “These dogs are amazing, and they do so much to protect us and keep us safe. The other thing they do, importantly, is they’re great for boosting morale with the troops, providing comfort and a sense of home. That continues when they come back from the battlefields too.”….