Hugo is the first dog to be recognized as a “Hero of Linlithgow” in Scotland.
It is becoming increasingly clear that dogs are humans’ best friends and, above all, the most loyal. Over time we have known all kinds of stories that corroborate the family bond that exists between animals and their owners, but that of this dog is a superlative show of love.
Ugo is a labrador retriever who became a hero after saving his owner from certain death.
This story happened on January 31, 2020, when Hugo was walking with his owner, brian watsonan 81-year-old man who had the misfortune of falling into a lake in Linlithgow, a small town in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Hugo was walking with his owner who was unlucky enough to fall into a channel of Lake Linlithgow
The man could not get out of the water, but Hugo did not abandon him: he stopped on the shore right in front of his master and began to attract the attention of another man who was walking around the area in the company of his young son. He is called Gregor Angus and approached the labrador surprised by his behavior as he appeared to be alone.
As they made their way to the dog, Gregor suddenly noticed a man floating in the freezing water.
With an act of courage, Gregor Angus dived into the canal in an attempt to save 81-year-old Brian Watson and was able to take him to the runway.
Gregor Angus was walking with his five-year-old son Lucas when they came across the Labrador.
“As we approached the bridge I noticed the dog was alone on the path, which seemed a little weird to me, I got a little closer, I saw what turned out to be Brian, in the water.”
“Luckily I was reasonably close to the limit. My son took care of Hugo and I was able to pull Brian out of the water, asking for help at the same time,” the man told the newspaper. Edinburgh evening news.
Today we know that Brian Watson has lived back to 81 years. The faithful gesture of his dog, who refused to abandon him in the most difficult moments, and the quick gesture of the man who walked with his son along the canal, saved his life.
Both the dog and Gregor received the “Heroes of Linlithgow” award.
His daughter Dawn confirmed that her father has fully recovered and wanted to thank the prompt action of all the people who participated in the rescue.
Rewarded for their courage
Gregor Angus told Scottish television that “other people who were nearby were able to help and thanks to them we were able to get him out of the water to safety. I am happy to know that Brian escaped the accident without serious injuries. and recovered. Without Hugo’s presence there, who caught our attention, it would have been impossible“.
The Westport Veterinary Clinic presented the faithful dog with a prize, the “Royal Blue Paw” award and a bag full of treats. Carena Schmid, a veterinary nurse at the clinic, said Hugo is a true hero.
“Hugo’s Hero” is a special award launched by the Westport Westport Veterinary Clinic in January 2022.
“It takes a very special bond and a very special dog to stay calm and show such loyalty and devotion when something like this happens when their owners are in danger – he has stayed calm and stayed with Brian,” he proudly told. Edinburgh Evening. News.
The award was created in memory of Hugo the Labrador, who was the first winner of the “Local Canine Hero Award” awarded in March last year.
In November 2021, Hugo won the Dog Aid Society of Scotland Award for Bravery for his actions. However, shortly after the announcement of the prize for courage, he sadly passed away.
Today, hundreds of animals from around the world have a chance to be recognized by Westport Westport
To honor the incredible legacy left by the brave black Lab, Westport commemorated a special award, called Hugo’s Hero, to recognize and honor other animal heroes.
The winner will receive a pet gift box, a trophy and their story will be shared on the Clinic’s social media leaving a legacy of their own.
Thomas Fernandez Cruzado