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Another story about a brave dog

10 May

D o g g y * P r i d e


by BBC  


A police dog stabbed while protecting an officer has been named as a finalist for Dogs Trust Honours 2009.

Anya is among 14 dogs and three people who have been shortlisted from over 250 nominations across the UK for the Doggy Pride of Britain Awards.

German shepherd Anya was injured in January 2008 as police tried to calm a man with a knife in Swindon.

Anya was nominated by her handler, Pc Neil Sampson, whose life was saved by the police dog during the knife attack.

He said: “Throughout the incident Anya kept hold of the attacker’s leg and pulled him away to stop any major injuries.

“In the process she was stabbed in the chest, but made a full recovery.”

Somali translator Essa Suleiman, 27, of London was sentenced to nine years for the attack.

The winners of the awards will be announced on 19 May.