Who in the world would mock him, and WHY?
Layka the 4-year-old Belgian Malinois is a true war hero in every sense of the word.
Paired alongside U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald, the K9 was deployed in Afghanistan for bomb detection duties. When their regiment got attacked by a shooter, Layka fearlessly shielded Julian and took 4 bullets while fighting the shooter.
After Julian got the situation under control, he rushed the bleeding Layka to the hospital. The brave dog survived after an intensive 7-hour-long surgery, but unfortunately, her damaged leg had to be amputated in the process. Julian knew the 3-legged Layka would be retired now, so he pledged to adopt her after his deployment.
When Julian actually filed in the papers to adopt Layka, people only mocked him. They thought Layka was “too aggressive” to be a normal pet and that she would be a threat to his kids. But Julian ignored the warnings and adopted Layka because he owed the dog his life.
She is extremely gentle with her young human siblings and spends her day training other dogs with Julian in the military academy!
Layka is an embodiment of loyalty and courage and we’re so proud of her!
The K9 Service has given loyalty , strength , and lives in the service of this Country . We hope this young man who has served His Country will get His wish to have His 4 legged friend for the rest of the dogs life.
Watch the precious video below: