Patron, a beloved mine-sniffing canine-guy, took some time off from his vital bomb detection work to visit injured and sick children at St. Nicholas Hospital in Lviv. The young ones smiled happily upon seeing the gorgeous two-and-a-half year old dog-individual, who has detected over 250 explosives to date. Patron’s human partner explained to the youngsters about keeping safe around explosives. A day earlier, on International Children’s Day, Patron visited kids at Dynamo Stadium in Lviv, which shelters many youth. In the Lviv region, almost 800 internally displaced children, 467 of whom are orphans, are under the government’s care.
Supreme Master Ching Hai has previously praised Patron for his work:
“(On May 8, President Zelenskyy awarded a medal to Ukraine’s famous mine-sniffing dog-person, Patron,) Oh, yeah. (and his caregiver to recognize their dedicated service. Patron has detected more than 200 mines since the Russian invasion. The award was presented in the presence of Canadian Prime Minister, His Excellency Justin Trudeau during his visit to Kyiv.)
Wow! Yeah, Trudeau also came already. That’s good. So cute, so cute. He wagged his tail in appreciation. He’s not a professional even. (Oh.) His caretaker, just accidentally found out that he could do it. (Oh! Wow!) Natural talent, Heaven sent to help the Ukrainians. (Oh, wow!) Because these 200 bombs would have maimed many people in the future. (Yes, right.) Or now and in the future as well, if they accidentally encounter these bombs. So, he’s a big hero, and he’s beautiful. I would hug him, adopt him any time. But he became now a Ukrainian treasure, so nobody can touch him. Nobody can adopt him.”
We are enormously grateful to you, Patron. You represent a brilliant star of love and nobility. In God’s immense Grace, may all the children be protected and peace soon reign in beautiful Ukraine.
Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Joyfully present Patron the Shining World Hero Award and US$1,000 for vegan snacks, with lots of love, hugs, praises, and high-paws for such an intelligent boy! May you and your loved ones be forever safe and blessed in Heaven’s embrace.”