Sponsor a puppy today
Choose the amount you wish to sponsor each month :
£5 per month would help pay for food
£10 per month would pay for travel to training sessions and for training treats and toys.
£20 per month would pay for pet insurance
What you get:
Photograph of the puppy you choose.
Information about the dog your puppy is named after.
antis a Sprocker Spaniel
Antis, Sprocker Spaniel, awarded the Dickin medal by the PDSA. Antis, Alsatian, awarded the Dickin medal. Date of Award: 28 January 1949. “Owned by a Czech airman, this dog served with him in the French Air Force and RAF from 1940 to 1945”
There is a book about Antis called WAR DOG by Damien Lewis.
If you choose to sponsor Antis we will send you a copy of the book War Dog as well as regular updates.
The PDSA Dickin Medal was instituted in 1943 in the United Kingdom by Maria Dickin to honour the work of animals in World War. It is a bronze medallion, bearing the words “For Gallantry” and “We Also Serve” within a laurel wreath, carried on a ribbon of striped green, dark brown, and pale blue. It is awarded to animals that have displayed “conspicuous gallantry or devotion to duty while serving or associated with any branch of the Armed Forces or Civil Defence Units”. The award is commonly referred to as “the animals’ Victoria Cross”.
The first recipients of the award, in December 1943, were three pigeons, serving with the Royal Air Force, all of whom contributed to the recovery of air crew from ditched aircraft during the Second World War. The most recent animal to be cited for the honour is Reckless, a horse who was injured while serving with the United States Marine Corps in the Korean War. As of April 2016, the Dickin Medal has been awarded 67 times, with Diesel’s presentation to take place later in the year.
Sponsor a puppy today and change a Veteran’s life