Topic: "George" - The Jack Russell Terrier - Memorial

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The Octagon, Manaia (south-eastern side)

George - The Jack Russell Terrier 

"George" - The Jack Russell Terrier

Bronze statue erected to the memory of "George", a Jack Russell terrier who was fatally injured while protecting two young boys from an attack by two other dogs on 29 April 2007. George's owner was Alan Gay of Manaia.

The statue was created by New Plymouth sculptor, Fridtjof Hanson and unveiled in October 2007. (See Document below)

On 11 February 2009 Alan Gay was presented with a PDSA Gold Medal, in acknowledgement of George's bravery, by Governor-General Anand Satyanand. (See Document below)[

[The PDSA - People's Dispensery for Sick Animals - is a UK-based veterinary charity which has an awards programme for animal bravery and devotion to duty.]

Plaque Text

In Memory of


who gave his life, on April 29 2007

protecting children from two savage dogs.


He was posthumously awarded the PDSA

Gold Medal, in recognition of his bravery.


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"George" - The Jack Russell Terrier - Memorial

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