DATE OF PDSA GOLD MEDAL ACTION: 19/12/2005 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands.
On the morning of Monday 19 December, devoted pet dog Ghillie was enjoying a morning stroll on the local bridle path with his owner’s mother, Mary Wilson, when Mrs Wilson suddenly collapsed. Seeing her lying unconscious, Ghillie wasted no time in running for help. His constant barking attracted the attention of a team of engineers from Scottish and Southern Energy, who realised the dog was determined to show them something. Following Ghillie along the path the men discovered Mary lying unconscious, but breathing, next to a ditch.
Mary was carefully transferred to Balfour Hospital where, happily, she made a full recovery.
Ghillie’s determination to gain help for Mary after her fall secured her rescue and undoubtedly saved her life.
PDSA GOLD MEDAL CITATION:
For gallantry and lifesaving devotion on 19 December 2005 while out walking near him home in Kirkwall on Orkney.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.
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