While serving in Afghanistan, U.S. military combat dog Layka was shot four times by the enemy at point-blank range. Despite her injuries, she still managed to subdue the shooter, saving the lives of her handler, Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald, and several other soldiers.
Seven hours of surgery and the amputation of one leg saved her life. Her handler, Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald, fought hard to adopt her and she’s now become a part of his family.
He said of Layka and other dogs of war, “They’re not scary. They’ve done scary things, but they deserve good homes.”