Courageous canine up for Dogs Trust bravery award

PLUCKY POOCH Ben the brave lurcher.
PLUCKY POOCH Ben the brave lurcher.

A plucky pooch is in the running for a top award after protecting his owner from a trio of burglars.

Rescue lurcher Ben saw off the three men after they broke into his owner Aaron Spreckley’s house in Gomersal.

Now Ben, who Aaron adopted from Dogs Trust Leeds, has been shortlisted for the charity’s hero pet award for his bravery.

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