Treo 63 DM was a hero army dog who was responsible for saving many lives in Afghanistan. The dog will be forever remembered in Congleton thanks to the gift of a statue which sits proudly near the entrance to the Community Garden in Lawton Street. Treo’s handler lives in Congleton, and the brave dog spent the final five years of his life in the town when both dog and owner came out of the army in 2010. The dog was awarded the Dickins Medal, the animal equivalent to the Victoria Cross.
The statue was made possible thanks to all that gave their time and money to this project. Special thanks go to the founder and fund-raiser Steve Ashton, Treo’s equally brave handler Dave Heyhoe and the incredibly talented sculptor Amy Goodman. The unveiling of the statue took place on Thursday 26th October 2017 – see the coverage from Granada Reports here
A book about the life of Treo ‘All about Treo’ is available from all major book shops – All About Treo
For more work of artist Amy Goodman click here