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  Animals of war honoured by memorial
Updated 05 November 2002, 17.36
September 11 rescue dog
A special monument to remember all the animals who have died in wars is to be built in London.

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Millions of people have died in the wars since the First World War - but millions of animals have too.

Fact File
War animals
Millions helped soldiers in wars
Died of injury, starvation, thirst, exhaustion and disease
8m horses, mules and donkeys died in WWI
More than 100,000 pigeons served in WWI - 200,000 in WWII
Elephants, camels, cats, canaries and glow worms served

They include ponies, mules, carrier pigeons, dogs including the rescue dogs who helped find the victims of September 11.

Many were used to carry ammunition and supplies. Dogs were used to carry secret messages, lay telegraph wires, sniff out mines and dig out bomb victims.

Britain is the only country in the Commonwealth not to have a memorial to animals that died.

The money to build the bronze and stone sculpture designed by David Blackhouse was raised by the Animals in War Memorial Fund.

The memorial is set to be built for 2004, which will be the 90th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

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