Remembering the Animal Heroes
12th November 2018
The Dickin Medal was founded during the Second World War to honour the incredible acts of bravery which animals displayed. The PDSA’s founder Maria Dickin CBE was inspired but these animals and their devotion to “Man and Duty” that she decided that they needed recognition and she introduced the Dickin Medal.
The medal is widely regarded as the Victoria Cross of the animal world and can be awarded to animals serving with the Armed forces or Civil defence units serving throughout the world.
This medal has been awarded to a range of animals from dogs to horses to cats and pigeons. For more information please visit the PDSA’s website by clicking here