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19. January 2016

Anti-Poaching Dog in the Krueger Park Receives Global award

Days before hosting the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, Ricky Gervais teamed up with PDSA – the United Kingdom’s leading veterinary charity – to honour a special dog in South Africa with a PDSA Gold Medal, the highest honour a civilian animal can receive for bravery and devotion.   
 
The brave recipient – K9 Killer – is South Africa’s most successful tracking dog in the fight against rhino poaching.

In the past four years, his tracking skills have resulted in the arrests of 115 poachers in the Kruger National Park where he and his handler work.

PDSA said on their site that the award was in recognition of the five-year-old Belgian Malinois’ “extraordinary work” protecting rhinos from poachers.

British actor, comedian and animal welfare advocate Ricky Gervais announced the award in a special video broadcast.
 
PDSA asked social media users to “please watch and share this wonderful tribute film to Killer to help us celebrate this extraordinary boy” and thanked the South African National Parks for their support, and Stroop – die film for their “fantastic footage of Killer in action”.

– Source: www.sapeople.com

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