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A new plaque scheme has launched to celebrate amazing animals

13:00 - 29 October 2018


Author: S.Zs.


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A new scheme has launched in the UK, that is all about honoring animals, rather than people.



The ‘Pet Plaques’ scheme takes inspiration from the English Heritage blue plaques that have recognized people for over 150 years and turns the attention fully onto our furry friends. Aiming to highlight the many amazing things animals do and have done over the years.

 

Just over 20 green plaques (complete with pointy pet ears) have been placed around the UK so far, with pets including Flora, a life-saving dog that predicts its owner’s oncoming blackouts, Smudge a bully fighting cat and Walnut, the dog most will remember for its final beach walk.

 

Flora the Akita - Before meeting Flora, Robert, her owner, was diagnosed with cardiac syncope. The condition causes temporary loss of consciousness and can consequently lead to near-fatal situations. Fortunately for Robert, as well as becoming a multi-awa
Flora the Akita
Before meeting Flora, Robert, her owner, was diagnosed with cardiac syncope. The condition causes temporary loss of consciousness and can consequently lead to near-fatal situations. Fortunately for Robert, as well as becoming a multi-award winner at Crufts, his new Akita developed a life-saving sense of smell that could predict his oncoming blackouts.

 

 

Walnut the Whippet - Starting with an open invitation from his owner, Mark, for fellow dog lovers to join them on their final walk, Walnut’s story warmed the hearts of a nation. From across the country, hundreds of two and four-legged friends travelled to
Walnut the Whippet
Starting with an open invitation from his owner, Mark, for fellow dog lovers to join them on their final walk, Walnut’s story warmed the hearts of a nation. From across the country, hundreds of two and four-legged friends travelled to Walnut's favourite beach to walk with him and say farewell before he was laid to rest.

 

 

Alfie the Pug - Proof that not all heroes wear capes, Alfie the therapy Pug has been brightening the days of hospitalised children since 2014. Often spotted wearing a themed outfit, Alfie travels across the UK with his owner, Suzy, to provide unwell child
Alfie the Pug
Proof that not all heroes wear capes, Alfie the therapy Pug has been brightening the days of hospitalised children since 2014. Often spotted wearing a themed outfit, Alfie travels across the UK with his owner, Suzy, to provide unwell children with some much-needed cuddles.

 

 

Mugly the Chinese Crested Dog - Proving that true beauty is found within, Mugly, winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in 2012, dedicated his life to helping others. Although he found international fame for his looks, he is fondly remembered as a hero
Mugly the Chinese Crested Dog
Proving that true beauty is found within, Mugly, winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in 2012, dedicated his life to helping others. Although he found international fame for his looks, he is fondly remembered as a hero, having won awards for his work with Therapy Dogs Nationwide, Pets as Therapy, and Cinque Ports Rescue.

 

 

Keda the Labrador - Having served for three years in Afghanistan, saving lives by searching for buried landmines, Keda is a decorated military dog. She now aids service men and women back home by working with her owner, Susie, at a Personal Recovery Unit.
Keda the Labrador
Having served for three years in Afghanistan, saving lives by searching for buried landmines, Keda is a decorated military dog. She now aids service men and women back home by working with her owner, Susie, at a Personal Recovery Unit. There, she plays a part in helping those with both physical injuries and PTSD to integrate back into society.

 

 

 

 

 

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