Amaz­ing res­cue dog gets ‘OBE’


AN ex­tra­or­di­nary search and res­cue dog has been hon­oured with an ‘an­i­mal OBE’ for his de­vo­tion to duty.

Bryn has been given a PDSA Or­der of Merit in recog­ni­tion of his role work­ing for Cheshire Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice and UK’s In­ter­na­tional Search and Res­cue Team.

The Bor­der Col­lie, who re­tired last year, was de­ployed in some of the world’s most chal­leng­ing re­gions, in­clud­ing the earth­quake and tsunami in Ja­pan in 2011 and earth­quake in Nepal in 2015.

He was also in­volved in build­ing col­lapses, miss­ing per­son searches and gas ex­plo­sions through­out the UK in­clud­ing the Bosley mill dis­as­ter in 2015.

His han­dler Steve Buck­ley said: “Bryn has been a ded­i­cated and ex­em­plary search dog through­out his ca­reer.

“He never wa­vered from his mis­sion and those work­ing with him had com­plete faith in his de­tec­tion skills.

“His skills have been used to set train­ing stan­dards across the world.

“Dogs like Bryn only come along once in a life­time and I’m in­cred­i­bly lucky to have worked be­side him for the past 11 years.

“Re­ceiv­ing the PDSA Or­der of Merit is a fit­ting end to his dis­tin­guished ca­reer. I am so proud of him.”

Re­tired search and res­cue dog Bryn with his medal

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