Army Sergeant Wess Brown and Isky traveled to 10 countries together looking for weapons caches and saving countless lives in the process. Isky was injured in the line of duty and lost a leg as a result, but continues his work now as a service dog, helping his owner with the effects of post-traumatic stress. Sgt. Brown calls them “unstoppable” as a team, both then and now. A $10,000 grant from the Banfield Foundation to American Humane Association’s Battle Buddies program helps to provide veterinary care for Isky, and other military working dogs like him whose heroism deserves to be remembered and honored.

Isky and I still have an incredible bond and every day, I thank my lucky stars I still have him by my side. Without him I don’t think I would be here.”  Sgt. Wess Brown


Photo credit: Seth Casteel