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From the left: Mark Parnell (MLC Greens), Andy Scott (Sculptor), Andrew Melville-Smith (Vet), Jim Pollock (Mayor), Carmel Dundon (Carbon Neutral) and Lyn Breuer (Local member)

The statue of the loaded dog was unveiled by Mark Parnell, MLC for the South Australia Greens on Saturday the 2nd of February 2008. The loaded dog marked the end of the renovation to the front of the veterinary clinic and is now the feature of the garden at the front of the clinic.

We first saw Andy Scott’s work on the Gold Coast and were captivated by the sculpturing technique of welding together small sections of steel rod to form an outstanding image of a horse ‘Arabesque”. The horse was so lifelike and anatomically correct, that we expected it come to life and run away. When we contacted Andy Scott and told him how much we liked his work, he agreed to make a dog for the us. Now after several years planning, construction and shipment from Glasgow, Scotland to Whyalla the statue was ready to be installed in early 2008. The unveiling was organised around Andy Scott’s visit to Australia as we felt it was vital for the sculptor to be present at the installation and unveiling of the statue.

Mark Parnell (MLC Greens)

Andrew Melville-Smith (Vet)

Andy Scott (Sculptor)