Police dog costly operation

A police dog handler is facing a massive vet bill because his dog Janus needs a leg operation.

Fund set up for retired police dogs

They protect us in some of the most dangerous situations and help to solve crimes but do you know what happens to police dogs once they retire?

Well mostly the animals remain with their handlers as pets, but that means the handler is also responsible for all the costs. Now a new fund has been set up to help to look after police dogs once they retire. Kate Fisher reports

Fund set up to pay former police dog's surgery

A fund is being set up for the owners of police dogs in the West Midlands who require costly operations after they've done their duty in the force.

Police Handler Dan Thomas says retired dogs should receive similar benefits to officers.

Janus, the dog who's retired in his care, now requires an operation that will cost £1,000. A fund has been set up to help pay for treatment.

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Fund to help pay for former police dog operations

A fund is being set up for the owners of retired police dogs in the West Midlands who require costly operations.

Janus, who retired from police duty last year, needs a leg operation. His handler, Dan Thomas, is still responsibile for his care and would have to pay the bills others..

A fund has been set up to help with the costs of the £1,000 bill.

PC Dan Thomas with Janus Credit: West Midlands Police