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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 retired military dogs who demonstrated exceptional valor in serving our country.

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News & Updates

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

Honoring Five Heroic Military K-9s

Last week, American Humane proudly recognized the heroism of five veterans in our nation’s capital. The honorees accepted their medals with a sniff, a pant, and a wag of their tails. That’s right – the five veterans were retired military working dogs, and they were honored with the American Humane Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage, the nation’s highest honor…
June 1, 2018