The heroic dog that helped take down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria will not be awarded the Medal of Honor.
Conan the Dog rose to fame when President Trump tweeted a picture of the K9 used in the special ops mission. He even retweeted a doctored photo of Conan being decorated with the Medal of Honor. And, the dog is going to The White House next week, so it seemed a medal was in the offing.
A Dept. of Defense spokesperson tells TMZ, animals are not eligible to receive hardware like the Medal of Honor. So, the only perk the pooch might get is something from McDonalds.
Trump said Conan was injured during the raid, but it doesn’t seem like it was that bad, because she was back on active duty a day or so later.
Even though Conan won’t have a shiny new medal, she can take solace in the fact she’s quickly becoming one of the most popular dogs in America. Conan’s breed, the Belgian Malinois, has been in high-demand since the raid.