Lucca is a 12 year old military dog who lost her leg while on duty in Afghanistan. She has been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross for her bravery. In the six years of active service, she had successfully completed over 400 missions before she retired.
During her six years of active service, she successfully completed 400 separate missions and with her skills as a search and rescue dog she protected thousands of troops. Lucca and her handler were at the front of patrols to ensure the safety of those behind. Thanks to Lucca’s skills there were no human casualties during any of her patrols.
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