Finn the German Shepherd is a police dog with an incredible story. Finn and his handler shared this amazing story on Britain’s Got Talent.
In January 2018, Finn and his partner, PC Dave Wardell, were chasing a fleeing suspect. Suddenly, the suspect turned and attempted to stab Wardell with a ten-inch blade. Loyal Finn jumped in front of his partner, and the suspect plunged his knife into Finn’s chest. Poor Finn was also stabbed in the head.
Wardell handcuffed the suspect and called for back-up. Then, he rushed Finn over to an emergency veterinary office. The veterinarians immediately did surgery on Finn. The knife had punctured one of Finn’s lungs, but it had narrowly missed his heart. Because of that, Finn would survive.
“Finn was linked up to all sorts of machines and breathing aids, and all I could see was my big, brave boy so horribly diminished,” PC Wardell told The Daily Mail. “Almost his whole body was shaved, beneath a blue protective jacket that kept all the tubes in place and protected his enormous surgical wounds.”
Once Finn had recovered, he and Wardell continued working together, keeping the streets of Hertfordshire safe. Then, after a couple more years on the force, Finn retired and went to live with Wardell permanently.
Now that Finn and Wardell have more downtime, Wardell has taught Finn some truly incredible tricks. The nine-year-old dog can read minds!
In April 2019, Finn and Wardell went on Britain’s Got Talent to show off Finn’s amazing trick.
Wardell began his act by asking judge David Walliams to write down the name of an object on a piece of paper. Walliams wrote down ‘table.’ Then, Wardell told Walliams to show Finn the paper while he looked away.
After that, Wardell leaned down and had Finn whisper into his ear. Wardell stood up and said that Finn told him the word was table!
The judges and the audience were all amazed. They all gave Wardell and Finn a huge round of applause.
After that, Wardell shared a video showing his and Finn’s journey. In the video, he talked about when Finn was stabbed. Wardell talked about how incredibly hard it was to watch his best friend suffering.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as the video played. Simon Cowell was particularly moved by this touching video.
Wardell and Finn finished their act by inviting Simon onstage. The dog and his handler performed one more incredible mind-reading trick that you have to see to believe!
Unsurprisingly, Wardell and Finn got four yeses from the judges, and they easily moved onto the next round.
“If I had a golden buzzer left I’d give it to you. When I hear about animal cruelty, especially dogs, it upsets me. A dog will literally give up its life for you. Finn’s beautiful, I love him,” Simon told Wardell.
Wardell told the Mirror that he had a great time on Britain’s Got Talent. He said he was nervous but Finn helped calm him down.
“I got tongue-tied when I saw Simon Cowell but Finn didn’t. Like when we were on the streets, Finn pulled us through. It’s a different world, but we smashed it,” Wardell said. “If I can tell Finn’s story, showcase service animals and talk about Finn’s law, I’ve already won.”
Finn is an intelligent, smart, and friendly dog who has done amazing work as a police dog over the years. If you want to see Finn and Wardell’s mind-reading trick, check out the video below.
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Source: Anthony Ying