This beautiful German shepherd is Lucca. She was recently awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal, the highest honor any service animal can achieve and the equivalent of the Victoria Cross for bravery.
You may have noticed that Lucca is missing one of her front legs. She lost it while on duty in Afghanistan, sniffing out hidden IEDs. Her unwavering devotion to the task at hand saved lives, and as such, she’s returning home to her original handler, where she’ll live out the rest of her days in peace.