Meet Piper the Airport K-9. His job is to keep wildlife away from the runway. Yeah, he chases deer, geese and squirrels, but he's highly trained to not get spooked by aircraft, and he has a ton of protective equipment: booties, googles, ear protection, vest, etc.
I hate to think the Department of Defense subscribes to the notion that any press is good press, but I struggle for another explanation as to why they're denying WASPs the right to burials at Arlington National Cemetery. They flew combat aircraft for the US military during a war--and it wasn't all safe flying. Maintenance and production test flying work was dangerous work back then, and many died doing it.