Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Heroic dogs: old news!
Seven dogs, known as the "Magnificent Seven" played a critical role in search and rescue missions during the London Blitz in 1940. 70 years later, these brave dogs are getting the recognition they deserve. Each will be named as an awardee of the Dicken Medal by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), which is regarded as the canine version of the Victoria Cross.
Rip, pictured here was originally a stray but proved to be a natural search and rescue dog. He helped rescue more than 100 people in just two years. Irma, another heroic dog of the era was convinced that she located a living person in a collapsed house, and she stood by the rubble for an entire day before rescuers pulled two young girls out. You should check out the whole article in the Daily Mail to see pictures and read more about these amazing dogs.
Posted by Scoop at 7:00 AM
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