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Dog awarded certificate for bravery

Monday, 9th May 2011

A guide dog from Bridgend in south Wales has been awarded a certificate in bravery after he got attacked, knocked over and had his tail run over.

He will no doubt be given some special dog food after receiving the honour, as his owner Sarah, revealed that after getting attacked, he returned straight to her side despite being in a great deal of pain, reports Wales Online.

Piper, the five-year-old Labrador, was awarded a PDSA certificate for animal bravery by PDSA trustee Richard Hills and Bridgend County Borough Mayor Colin Teesdale.

Sarah told the news provider: "He must have been in great pain.

"I wasn't able to see that he had been injured during the dog attack but he still managed to get me home safely, as if nothing was wrong.

"I'm so happy the PDSA is recognising Piper's devotion. He is a phenomenal dog."

Since the attack took place, Piper also had his tail run over by a mobility scooter and was knocked down by a car.

Piper is one of 12 animals in the UK to receive the PDSA certificate for animal bravery.