NEW YORK (AP) — Two police dogs, including one that made the ultimate sacrifice, were named recipients of American Kennel Club hero awards.
The organization announced Tuesday that it’s chosen K9 Dexter of San Diego and the late K9 Rony of Houston, both a Belgian Malinois, for Paw of Courage awards.READ MORE: 'I Feel Like I'm Doing Something That Actually Matters' Says North Texas Mom Who Became Truck Driver Amid Nationwide Shortage
Dexter was stabbed several times while answering a February 911 call. He has recovered from a broken rib and ruptured spleen and has returned to duty.READ MORE: Tarrant County Prosecutor Chris Taylor Appointed Judge For Texas' 48th District Court
Rony suffered multiple leg fractures while chasing a car-theft suspect in the woods, also in February. He had to be euthanized.
The AKC says Rony was credited with 250 apprehensions and 11 evidence finds. He also served at numerous high-profile sports events.MORE NEWS: 'Sad And Horrific': Texas Man Accused Of Killing, Dismembering His Mother