During the assault, Kuno was wounded by bullets in both back legs. He was given life-saving treatment by his handler and by medics in the back of a medevac helicopter. His injuries were so severe that he required several operations before he was stable enough to fly back to the UK. Sadly, part of one of Kuno's rear paws had to be amputated to prevent life-threatening infection. But now he is thriving in retirement after becoming the first UK MWD to be fitted with custom-made prosthetic limbs.
Kuno was formally presented with his PDSA Dickin Medal–the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross–via a virtual presentation on Nov. 24, 2020, by the vet charity's Director General. Kuno has become the 72nd recipient of the prestigious honour; joining a line-up of brave dogs, horses, pigeons and a cat.
People's Dispensary for Sick Animals.
Military Working Dog.
MWDs can now be adopted to civilians