By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – One of Pittsburgh International Airport’s furry friends is being recognized nationwide.

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Boone was just given the American Humane Hero Dog Award.

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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.

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These days, Boone roams the airport greeting travelers and posing for photos.