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Cheers to Guinness! a true local hero


Guinness, aka "Earthquake Dog" is a stout 6- year old Irish Wolfhound who recently received a Local Hero Medal as part of the 2012 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards. Guinness and owner, 37 year old Sean Scully worked 12-hour days for three weeks as they both worked tirelessly in Christchurch's shattered eastern suburbs after the February earthquake.

Sean,who is also a medallist, said Guinness was very proud of himself and hoped the award would "increase his luck with the bitches at the dog park". Ah yes, we do too Guinness, we do too you lucky dog.  Emma Mcdonald, spokeswoman for New Zealander of the Year Awards, said Guinness was the first animal to receive a Local Hero Award.  He would most likely also be the last, she added.

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3 thoughts on “Cheers to Guinness! a true local hero”

  • Fran whisken

    OH, what a great dog. You have to be proud of this guy. The owner as well, Both need thomas ont. Good for both of you . What a wonderfull relation-ship you both have.

  • Debbbie Arnold
    Debbbie Arnold 4 April 2012 at 8:50 am

    Hey Jason, Does DD make a collar that will fit Guinness??? That Lucky Dog !!!

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