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.
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A dull and damp day, with cloudy skies and further outbreaks of rain, locally heavy during the morning.
It will be a cloudy day across the West Midlands with showery outbreaks of rain, possibly heavy in places