Dozens of men and women would have been lost had it not been for Lucca.
Lucca is a dog that has served with our military for seven years before retiring in 2013. She, being a bomb-sniffing dog, sought out over three dozen mines that would have injured or killed servicemen and women. She was also responsible for the apprehension of four insurgents found to have been supplying suicide bombers with explosives. However, on March 23rd, 2013, Lucca was injured while sniffing out a multiple explosive devices within a tightly-packed group. She suffered some severe burns and cuts to her front leg yet still managed to limp back to her handler to warn him of the dangers ahead. She was airlifted to a hospital where her leg was amputated off; despite this, she made a miraculous recovery and now lives with one of her handlers. Tell us what you think about Lucca in the comments below.