06:00 Friday 23 May 2014

Rescue dog, Cassie, is crowned Superdogs Live's Heroic Hound

Written byJORDAN DAY

A rescue dog from Cambridgeshire has won a national award in recognition of all the charity work she has done.

Cassie, a nine-year-old German Shepherd mix, has been crowned the ‘Heroic Hound’ of this year’s Superdogs Live contest.

Cassie and her owners, Chris Kent and Kev Willats, who live in Wilburton, travelled to Earls Court, London, to collect her award from adventurer and broadcaster, Ben Fogle, on Saturday.

Chris and Kev run the K9 Project, a charity which uses the unique bond between humans and dogs to help local people - whether that is improving their confidence, helping them to find jobs or curing their dog phobias.

Chris, who rescued Cassie when she was just 12-weeks-old, said: “Cassie is my shining star really - she does the most work for the project and has helped hundreds of people.

“We were astonished to win the award but she’s certainly a deserving winner.”

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