Your stories and photos

I’d love to hear about any pet statues, monuments or memorials you may come across. Please submit photos and stories for inclusion on this page to Jackie

Finding Fido

It would be great if you could also let the Finding Fido project know about your finds.

Run by Dr Eric Tourigny and fellow researchers at Newcastle University, this project hopes to create an online archive of all the headstones, plaques, statues and other memorials dedicated to animals to better understand how the relationship between humans and animals – especially dogs – has changed over time.

Photos of memorials can be submitted using the ‘Ancient Animals’ app that has been developed by archaeologists at the University of Exeter and can be freely downloaded for Android and iOS.

Salterscat
Dr Salter’s cat sits atop Bermondsey Wall, London, with the incomparable Thames behind. Dr Salter, his wife and daughter, Joyce, are also commemorated nearby for the work they did helping the poor in the area. Picture: Jackie Buckle