By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – One of Pittsburgh International Airport’s furry friends is being recognized nationwide.READ MORE: Protest Held Outside Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's Home Hours Before COVID-19 Vaccination Deadline For Employees
Boone was just given the American Humane Hero Dog Award.READ MORE: 5,000-6,000 Gallons Of Gas Spilled Into Washington County Stream
Boone is a hound mix who lost his back legs due to an abusive former owner.
His current owner, however, equipped him with a set of wheels and signed him up for the airport’s “Pitt Paws” team.MORE NEWS: Liquor Control Board Report Reveals Unflavored Vodka As Top-Selling Drink In Pennsylvania
These days, Boone roams the airport greeting travelers and posing for photos.