Retired Military Dog Needs Lifesaving Heart Surgery

Kay, an 8-year-old Labrador and pit bull mix, served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan before being diagnosed with a heart condition.
1:00 | 09/04/14

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Brighton Colorado in the story of -- dog who save lives but now need saving himself. K is an eight year old lab -- pit bull mix who spent several tours of duty sniffing out roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. With his handler army specialist Brandon Donahue at -- side. They're everywhere he couldn't really go anywhere without finding one who is. And I estimated he saved a few thousand lives now -- much deserved retirement is threatened by -- tumor in his heart. Which if not corrected will likely kill the dog. Surgery will cost more than 6000 dollars Donahue and his wife has started a fund raiser and are determined to get the job done. -- means a lot to me and no means a lot to him. To be able to -- live. Like a normal dog for a little bit. You can find out more about K and the mission to save his life at go fund -- dot com.

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