The picture above is hard to look at, animal or human we don’t naturally like to see people in pain or injured but the dog you’re looking at is like no ordinary, she’s a military hero. In this incredible story, we meet Layka, a German shepherd. In May of 2012, Layka and her squadron were ambushed and ended up in a fierce firefight in a small deserted Afghan village. Layka took four bullets, all to save a fellow soldier’s life. She was rushed to the hospital and was immediately taken into surgery which lasted more than seven hours.
They fought hard to save her life but to do so she sadly lost one of her legs.
It’s said the bond between handler and dog is something so strong that words are unable to describe. Layka’s and her handler had this bond which only grew stronger after Layka nearly gave her life to save his.
You can watch the video below to meet Layka and hear from her owner, who has now made the necessary steps to become her human Dad.