b. 13/12/1995 ? d. 13/03/2009 ?
DATE OF PDSA GOLD MEDAL ACTION: 24/05/2001
Endal, the Canine Partner of Gulf War veteran Allen Parton, was awarded the PDSA Gold Medal in recognition of his remarkable skills, his unique companionship and the unstinting devotion to duty that saved Allen's life in so many ways.
When Allen - a naval engineer - suffered brain injuries in a car accident during the Gulf War in 1991, he could not walk, was unable to speak, read, write or remember any aspect of his life. A chance introduction to Endal changed his future as Endal became the inspiration and motivation behind Allen's rehabilitation.
Endal became Allen's partner in the home, on the street and at work and he rekindled Allen's enthusiasm for life. On 24 May 2001, Endal carried out one outstanding act of devotion. Allen was knocked out of his wheelchair in a hotel car park and left unconscious on the ground. Endal did not panic. Instead, he calmly manoeuvred Allen into the recovery position, covered him with a blanket from the wheelchair and pushed the mobile to Allen's face. Only when Allen regained consciousness did Endal leave his side to summon help.
PDSA GOLD MEDAL CITATION:
For saving the life of his owner, Allen Parton, through exceptional devotion to duty.
BURIAL LOCATION: PDSA ANIMAL CEMETERY, ILFORD, ESSEX.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.
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