Every dog has its day
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.