WATCH: Soldier adopts the three-legged army dog that saved his life

Watch this video telling the story of a former soldier has adopted the dog that saved his life after he was shot.


by Fiona Day |
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Layka the German Shepherd lost a leg saving the lives of several soldiers in Afghanistan.

The dog was shot, resulting in one of her front legs having to be amputated.

Her patient owner, Sergeant Julian McDonald, chose to adopt her after owing his life to her bravery.

Working in a war zone has left poor Layka feeling frustrated, so Julian takes her to a local barracks to continue practicing the job she was born to do.

Julien says: ‘If the dog puts the time in for the country, then the country owes it to put the time in for them.’

‘She saved my life and that’s why I’m here, so I wanted to save her life and that’s why I decided to adopt her.’

Julien was discouraged from adopting Layka as some felt she was ‘too aggressive.’ But with a bit of love and attention, Julian soon had her trained and able to live in a regular family environment.

The loving dog looks out for Julian’s young son and immediately warmed to him as soon as she met him.

‘They’re not scary, they’ve done scary things, but they deserve homes,’ Julian says.

Watch the amazing video below:

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