This retired Marine saved thousands of lives in Afghanistan. Now she’s up for an award.

Summer, a retired military dog, has been nominated for the American Humane Hero Dog Awards for her work saving lives in Afghanistan.

2016 American Humane Hero Dog of the Year: Emerging Hero Hooch

Overcoming challenges, Hooch is now a therapy dog, working with autistic, abused, and special needs kids, a wonderful role model and understanding companion.