Local service dog up for hero award
May 5, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- One Chicago area service dog is up for a national hero award from the American Humane Association.
Gander is a two-and-a-half-year-old labradoodle who has become an ambassador for service dogs and an advocate for suicide prevention among wounded warriors.
Gander assists a Vietnam veteran in Vernon Hills every day.
Earlier this year, he rescued a girl from an attacking stray.
Gander was rescued from a shelter in Colorado.
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