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Fairfield Pet Stories

Fairfield Veterinary surgeons Terry Dunne and Geraldine Young write "Interesting Pet Stories" articles for the Hinckley Herald, published by the Hinckley Times.

View our Pet Stories below from dogs, cats and all kinds of other pets and wildlife. The stories are all genuine cases from the Fairfield archives.
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"Mabon" - Springer Spaniel Police Dog

There are only a very few of my patients who actually earn their living and I consider it a great privilege to look after one of those, Police Dog "Mabon".

He was rescued by the Leicestershire police force as having the potential to becoming highly trained. There is always a big difference between potential and actually delivering the goods.

Whilst many Springer Spaniels have boundless enthusiasm and energy it takes a special individual combined with the experience and patience of the trainer to producing the finished item. It is of great credit to his trainer/owner PC Oliver and the Leicestershire police dog unit that he has been selected to augment the security surrounding the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

High security is sadly something to which we have been accustomed of late with the ability of mankind to inflict atrocities upon one another. "Mabon" is a crucial weapon against terrorism having been trained to sniff out explosives. Blissfully unaware of the danger that he might encounter he lives to please his trainer with another successful find.

Both "Mabon" and his trainer have never visited Glasgow previously, which is the city where I was moulded as a young man. I fervently hope that they can both return south after some successful cross border operations regaling me only with stories of warm hospitality and no "suspicious packages" other than a badly wrapped fish supper!

Terry Dunne

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