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Military Dog Named Most Caring Animal In UK

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A dog that’s helped an Army veteran cope with his PTSD has been named the most caring animal in the UK.

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Springer Spaniel Irma was given the prize at the Animal Hero Awards – for helping former Royal Engineer Paul Wilkie cope with his illness.

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Paul Wilkie served in the army for 22 years – and saw action in the Falklands, Bosnia and Iraq.

An incident after he left the military sparked flashbacks from his time in the Balkans.

With the support of Irma – and his duck North who always joins them on their walks – Paul’s learning to cope with his illness.   Irma was given to the Paul by Bravehound –  a charity donates dogs to veterans who need support, last year.

As well as offering companionship – the veterans are encouraged to train the dogs – helping them with their transition to civilian life.

Irma has now been recognised for helping Paul’s recovery – by being named the UK’s most caring animal.

And Paul says the relationship they’ve built over the past twelve months has had a big impact.

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