Some four-legged heroes got the spotlight in Carl Junction today, as the city's post office unveiled the US Postal Service's newest postage stamp, honoring service dogs. Tara Prosser of PAWS K-9 Search and Rescue says it's nice to see.
"It's great that they actually get acknowledged. We know that they do life-saving work. It's just good to know."
Her dog "Lily" was honored for heroism after working non-stop for days to find victims after last year's deadly tornado in Joplin and Duquesne.
Carl Junction Postmaster Sharon Clark describes the stamps:
"One is a guide dog assisting a blind woman, one is a military dog scouting and tracking, one is a therapy dog comforting the elderly, and one is a search-and-rescue dog in the field."
The other point to the stamps is to help remind the public that service dogs exist for more uses than assisting the vision-impaired, which is what the term is primarily used for.