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Hero dog wins award for saving her Romford owners from electrical fire

07:00 26 July 2013

Hero pet dog winner Gypsie with her proud owner Nicky Hoad

Hero pet dog winner Gypsie with her proud owner Nicky Hoad

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A hero dog who alerted her Romford owners to an electrical fire won a special award this week.

Staffordshire bull terrier Gypsie, who was featured in the Recorder in June, was awarded the hero pet dog prize at the Dogs Trust Honours, which took place on July 23 at Home House, London.

Gypsie was recognised by the awards for waking up her family after a fire was started by a faulty running machine.

Proud owner Nicky Hoad said: “Gypsie has been my best friend for many years but on that night she was also my guardian angel.

“I hate to think what would have happened if she hadn’t been so quick to alert us to the problem.

“For her to be picked as the winning dog is beyond words and I’m so incredibly proud of her, she really is a hero.”

Clarissa Baldwin, Dogs Trust’s chief executive said: “Over the last six years, the Dogs Trust Honours has been raising awareness of the amazing role dogs play in our lives and how we repay that loyalty.

“This year we were inundated with amazing tales of heroics. It has been a privilege to meet the winners and give them the recognition they deserve.”

Other categories included hero service dog, dogs’ best friend and “pawfect” company.

The event has been running for the last six years.

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