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Animal OBEs awarded to London terror attack police dogs

As many as 19 police dogs who supported emergency services during the London terror attacks at Westminster Bridge, London Bridge and Borough Market were honoured today by vet charity, PDSA.

Seven of the dogs were selected to represent the Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police (BTP) animals who served during the 2017 attacks, the animals received the PDSA Order of Merit (the animal equivalent of the OBE).

The dogs and handlers gathered at the Honorable Artillery Company, London as Met Police dogs Kai, Delta and Dave joined BTP dogs Bruno, Marci, Jax and Bobby to formally receive their medals.

PDSA director general, Jan McLoughlin, said: “It is with great pride that we honoured these incredible Police Dogs with PDSA Medals today. Their awards follow two truly horrific events which tragically claimed 13 innocent lives and where many more individuals were injured. Amid the chaos, it fell to the dogs from the Metropolitan and British Transport Police to clear the locations of further danger.

“Their actions kept the public safe and allowed the emergency services to carry out their vital work. These are truly deserving recipients of the PDSA Order of Merit. It is an honour to recognise their devotion to duty and service to society.”

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