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Howling Heroes is currently accepting applications for the esteemed K-9 Guardian Award. 🐾🏆 Apply today to support our retired K9 heroes!

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Meet Lyka

K9: Lyka

Officer: Michael Bogulski

K9: Lyka – Explosive Connection K9

PD: NFTA Transit Police Aviation Division

Breed: Belgian Malinois

M/F: Female

Age: 10

Start of Active Duty: 05.01.15

Retirement Date: 12.28.23

As a member of the National Explosives Canine Team Program, Lyka proudly served at multiple national security events, including Superbowls LIII, LVI, and the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. Lyka has also assisted the US Secret Service during Presidential visits, and has been assigned to multiple Presidential motorcades. Lyka spent the majority of her career at the Buffalo Airport.

Join us in honoring the unwavering dedication of our Howling Heroes and supporting future K9 Guardian Award recipients by contributing to the VFR Foundation. Your generosity not only sustains our current heroes but paves the way for the training and support of future four-legged guardians.


Every contribution, no matter the size, amplifies the impact of these extraordinary animals and fortifies their ability to serve with distinction. Join us in championing their cause and making a tangible difference in the lives of these remarkable canines.

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