Dog honoured as Lac-Mégantic hero

A dog named "Puce" who saved his master's life during the Lac-Mégantic train crash and explosion in July is being honoured by Quebec's veterinary association today.

Yorkshire terrier saved master's life during Lac-Mégantic train crash and explosion

A 10-year-old Yorkshire terrier named 'Puce' is being honoured for saving his master's life after the Lac-Mégantic train derailment and explosion. (Radio-Canada)

A dog who saved his master's life during the Lac-Mégantic, Que. train crash and explosion in July is being honoured by Quebec's veterinary association today.

The 10-year-old Yorkshire terrier named "Puce" woke up his owner, Paul LeClerc, just after the train cars exploded.

On July 6, a train towing dozens of tanker cars derailed in the town, killing 47 people and destroying much of Lac-Mégantic's core. 

The Association des médecins vétérinaires praticiens du Québec (AMVPQ)​ inducted Puce into its pantheon of animals at a ceremony in Lac-Mégantic this morning.

The association has given the honour to 34 dogs, five cats and two horses during the past 15 years.

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