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Scarborough Donkey Awarded for Bravery

Whitby Donkey

7:29am 31st March 2011

Dotty the donkey from Scarborough is to receive a coveted PDSA Certificate for Animal Bravery after saving a sheep from a frenzied dog attack.

Dotty and the sheep and Stanley will be accompanied at the presentation by owner Ann Rogers (63), who witnessed Dotty’s brave act.

The presentation will be made by PDSA Trustee John Murphy and Dotty’s Citation will be read out by PDSA Director General Jan McLoughlin.

Ann Rogers, who witnessed Dotty’s brave action which saved Stanley from a savage dog attack, was delighted to hear that her donkey was to receive an award:

“Dotty was so brave that day. She saw her friend Stanley in distress and charged down the field to rescue him from the dog’s jaws. I am so proud of Dotty and so pleased that her bravery is being recognised by PDSA.”

The PDSA Certificate for Animal Bravery was instituted in 2001 and Dotty is the tenth recipient alongside nine dogs.

Each story is a unique account of inspiring bravery.

For more details about the PDSA Awards programme including the PDSA Dickin Medal, PDSA Gold Medal and Certificate for Animal Bravery and Devotion recipients go to www.pdsa.org.uk/about-us/animal-bravery-awards

The PDSA Certificate for Animal Bravery and Devotion was instituted in 2001 and has been awarded to 10 recipients to date.

All recipients, with the exception of one, have been dogs.

It recognises animals that have, in some way, been instrumental in showing bravery or devotion to a person or another member of the animal kingdom.

PDSA is the UK’s leading veterinary charity, providing free veterinary care for the sick and injured pets of people in need. It was founded in 1917 by animal welfare pioneer, Maria Dickin, CBE, PDSA is the UK’s leading veterinary charity.

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