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The American Humane Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage Awards

American Humane is committed to recognizing and celebrating the lifesaving contributions of the brave dogs who support our armed forces on the battlefield. The inaugural American Humane Lois Pope LIFE K-9 Medal of Courage, bestowed at an awards ceremony on Capitol Hill with Congress and top military leaders, honors military dogs who demonstrated exceptional valor in serving our country.

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Support Your Four-Legged Veterans on National K9 Veterans Day

In October 2019, a courageous five-year-old Belgian Malinois special operations military working dog named Conan took part in the Barisha raid in Syria, which resulted in the death of the then-leader of ISIS. Conan joined a long list of heroic military working dogs whom we celebrate each day, but especially on National K9 Veterans Day, taking place on March 13.…
March 12, 2020

Military Working Dogs Honored with Nation’s Highest Award

This month, American Humane awarded four retired military working dogs (MWDs) with the Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage on Capitol Hill. The awards, the highest national honor for MWDs, recognize the lives and service of brave U.S. K-9s. The presenters were joined by Representatives Gus Bilirakis of Florida and Henry Cuellar of Texas, co-chairs of The Caucus for the…
September 26, 2019