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Tributes pour in for Glossop guard dog Toby
Friday 26th August 2016 @ 14:08 by Adam Higgins
Glossop Chronicle News

Messages of sympathy have been flowing in following the death of a popular Glossop guard dog.

Security firm manager Eugene Gallagher, who looked after German Shepherd Toby, said: “I am overwhelmed.

“I have had 38 sympathy cards and hundreds of messages on Facebook. Someone even left a bunch of flowers on my doorstep thanking Toby for looking after Glossop.”

Toby and Eugene were well known in Glossop where they worked as part of the Manchester firm PA Security, covering the Wren Nest retail and homes park.

The pair also helped look after Glossop North End’s Surrey Street ground several years ago when there was a vandal problem.

Eugene also revealed that Toby – who took over the security role from big sister Bobby – was also in big demand out of town.

Speaking from his home on High Street West, he said: “We went to do security work at the London Olympics four years ago and at rock festivals.

“He was a dog that would stand no messing.

“And Toby was also involved with me last year when we worked with staff at Glossop’s Natwest to support a corner in the bank that provided food and water for customers dogs.”

Eugene, 59, said he had to have what he called ‘his shadow’ put down when the dog became seriously ill.

 

By David Jones