Mali, a British military working dog, gives his handler, Cpl. Daniel Hatley, a lick after receiving the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, for his heroic action in Afghanistan, in London on Nov 17 .
What happens if you have an emergency but you're hearing impaired, have a speech disability, or the situation could get worse if you make noise? For those in certain areas of the US, emergency victims now have the option to text 911. Certainly a sign of progress, but there are major caveats to the service as it stands now.