1. ITV Report

'Hero' Army dogs saved from lethal injections

Two 'hero' army dogs who faced being put down because they could not be re-homed have been saved, a minister has said.

Kevin and Dazz served in Afghanistan and saved countless lives. They worked with troops to locate explosives in Helmand Province.

The Belgian shepherds had been due to face lethal injections this week, but Sir Alan wrote to Ministry of Defence (MOD) ministerial colleagues to call for a reprieve.

The two can now enjoy retirement after a petition collected 370,000 signatures to save them.

Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan joined the campaign to save them.

I'm absolutely thrilled that army hero dogs Kevin and Dazz have been saved. They can now enjoy a very happy and well deserved retirement!

– Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan

The dogs are currently at the Defence Animal Centre in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, where they have been working with trainees since retiring.

  • Pictures from Cpl Lu Scott RLC