27 Oct '11, 2am

Retired police dogs get new homes in adoption drive

Retired police dogs get new homes in adoption drive

K-9 Unit paraveterinarian Leong Pui Ying with german shepherd Bak. Of the more than 10 former police dogs offered for adoption this month, at least six have been rehomed. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE Bonnie, a springer spaniel from Britain, has been a tracking and detection dog with the Singapore Police Force's K-9 Unit for the last few years. Now aged six, it has begun a new chapter of its life - retirement - and was adopted by a family here. Of the more than 10 former police dogs offered for adoption this month, at least six have been rehomed, a police spokesman told The Straits Times. About 40 such dogs - german shepherds, belgian shepherds, springer spaniels and labradors - are retired each year, reported Home Team News, the online community newspaper of those in the Ministry of Home Affairs and its safety and security agencies. The police have made a practice of r...

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