PSD Quanto honoured, inducted into Hall of Fame
This morning, Purina honoured fallen PSD Quanto’s service and bravery by inducting him into its 46th Annual Purina Animal Hall of Fame.
PSD Quanto died doing his job, after being stabbed in an altercation with a suspect in a criminal flight in October 2013.
Const. Matt Williamson, Quanto’s former handler, is in Toronto today to participate in the event, which will also honour four other animals for their actions taken to protect human lives.
“All of us at the Canine Section are honored by the recognition given to Quanto and Matt. We have had overwhelming support from the community and would like to thank everyone for their caring thoughts and words,” says Staff Sgt. Trevor Hermanutz of the EPS Canine Unit.
The remarkable stories gathered through the Animal Hall of Fame highlight the important role animals play in our lives, whether as companions, friends or while serving the community, says Susan Molenda, Vice President of Nestle Purina PetCare.
“While we received many inspiring stories from across the country, we were profoundly touched by the stories of this year’s inductees, including Police Service Dog Quanto, who gave his life to protect his team and the citizens of Edmonton,” says Molenda.
To watch a video story of PSD Quanto and Const. Williamson visit http://www.youtube.com/PurinaCanada.