Gratitude is a Dog Called Bridgestone
(Akron/Tire Review) The UK Military and Police Canine Training Centre has named one of its dogs Bridgestone after the UK wing of the Japanese manufacturer stepped in to sponsor the unit.
Before Bridgestone – the company that is – stepped in, the unit faced an uncertain future after its dog carrier vehicle was forced off the road following an accident. Brian Dascalu, who handles Bridgestone the dog for the MPCTC, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Bridgestone UK for donating the tyres and helping us out of a serious predicament. Time off the road means fewer visits to schools and businesses, and more opportunity for dealers and users to carry out drug-related activity. As a sign of our appreciation we’ve changed the name of one of our dogs from Buddy to Bridgestone.”
He said Bridgestone the dog was an “excellent” worker who would do his tyre manufacturer namesake proud. Andy Dingley, senior marketing analyst for Bridgestone U.K., said: “The MPCTC offers an invaluable service to a growing number of UK schools and colleges, and we’re happy to do our bit in helping to get the dog carrier vehicle up and running.”