Statue unveiled of war dog who saved hundreds of lives

A statue has been unveiled in Congleton of an armed explosives search dog who saved hundreds of lives.

Treo, a black labrador retriever-english springer spaniel, sniffed out devices in Afghanistan and other locations including Northern Ireland.

The dog was awarded the animal equivalent to the Victoria Cross and was known as 'the world's bravest dog'.

He passed away two years ago.

Residents and businesses helped raise the funds for the memorial, which was created by sculptor Amy Goodman.

It has today been unveiled in the Community Garden on Lawton Street.


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