Ukrainian service dog who ‘found 150 explosives during war’ is a very good boy

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Maggie Davies

Meet Patron – a very brave boy who is tirelessly working to save lives in war-torn Ukraine.

Metro reports that video footage shows the Jack Russell terrier enthusiastically searching woodlands in search of landmines and other explosives.

The two-year-old service dog is given fresh cheese at the end of the day, which makes it all worthwhile for him.

Patron – whose name means ‘bullet’ in Ukrainian – has done such a good job that the country’s foreign ministry gave him a special thank you on social media.

In a tweet featuring a photo of the dog, the department said: ‘Patron is a service dog in Chernihiv. He has discovered over 150 explosive devices in Ukraine since the full scale Russian invasion began.

‘Patron works closely with de-miners to make Ukrainian cities safe again. Thank you so much for your service,’ the ministry wrote in a tweet with a photo of Patron.

The State Emergency Service (SES) of Ukraine praised him as a ‘good boy’ for helping pyrotechnicians in the Chernihiv region clear the area of ‘Russian gifts’.

‘Be aware, look under your feet, and do not upset Patron’, the civil defence and rescue agency said in a post.

Sharing footage of the dog hard at work, the Centre for Strategic Communications and Information Security wrote: ‘One day, Patron’s story will be turned into a film, but for now, he is faithfully performing his professional duties.’

(Article source: Metro)

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