Ev­ery dog has its day

Scottish Field - - IN THE KNOW -

Three heroic and de­voted Scot­tish dogs were honoured by a UK ve­teri­nary char­ity for their brav­ery and de­vo­tion to duty. At a spe­cial cer­e­mony at the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment, po­lice dog Ozzy be­came the lat­est re­cip­i­ent of the pres­ti­gious PDSA Gold Medal – the an­i­mal equiv­a­lent of the Ge­orge Cross – for dis­arm­ing a man threat­en­ing to blow up a block of flats. Po­lice dog Sweep and civil­ian dog Sabby were awarded the PDSA Or­der of Merit – the an­i­mal OBE. PD Sweep’s award is in recog­ni­tion of out­stand­ing ser­vice as a de­tec­tion dog whose job was to un­cover drugs, weapons, cash and poi­sons over an eight-year ca­reer. Sabby was honoured for her role within the NHS, sup­port­ing peo­ple with learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties.

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