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2012 Dogs Trust awards honours brave pets

Wednesday, 23rd May 2012

Brave dogs were honoured at an annual awards ceremony run by Dogs Trust on Monday night (May 21st).

The 2012 Dogs Trust Honours welcomed some of the bravest dogs in Britain, with 30 dogs and 200 people attending the ceremony.

Four dogs were presented awards by celebrities and were treated to special dog food, as well as a play zone full of pet toys.

The winner of the Hero Service Dog, which was backed by the Daily Mirror, was Aman, a police dog who helped to restrain an armed man despite being stabbed five times.

Steve Jay, handler at Suffolk Police, told the news provider: "It's nice to know people think as much of him as I do.

"I expect he will get a lot more attention in future and there'll be plenty of treats in store for him in the future but I think he deserves them."

The Hero Pet Dog award, voted for by Mirror readers, was Izzy, who saved the life of her diabetic owner David Robinson.

Izzy whined and scratched at the bathroom door, where her owner was lying semi-conscious. Mr Robinson said that the family is planning to take Izzy to Wales for a holiday where she can go for long walks on the beach.