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Dogs Trust today announced the finalists for the fifth annual Dogs Trust Honours Awards and Suffolk Police dog Aman is hoping to get his paws on the Hero Dog award for his actions which left him severely wounded.
The annual awards ceremony recognises dogs which have performed outstanding acts of bravery, dedication or devotion and Aman has been selected as a finalist out of hundreds of entries.
German Shepherd Aman and his handler PC Steve Jay were stabbed whilst making an arrest in Ipswich last October. Even though both sustained significant injuries both Aman and PC Jay both survived the attack and continue to work together.
PC Steve Jay of Suffolk Police adds:
"The level of aggression and violence displayed towards police on that day was significant and all officers present, together with Aman, displayed a level of courage and tenacity over and above what could be expected in such circumstances. Aman is our Hero Dog and we are extremely proud of him."
Clarissa Baldwin, Dogs Trust Chief Executive and Dogs Trust Honours Head Judge, explains:
"The calibre of nominations across Suffolk has once again been of the highest standard. The tales of heroism and dedication from our four-legged friends have been truly remarkable - judging the entries will be a very hard task for me and my fellow judges!"
The winning hairy heroes will be presented with their awards at the red carpet Dogs Trust Honours event at The Honourable Artillery Company in London on 21st May 2012.
For all finalist stories visit www.dogstrusthonours.co.uk