A new fund aimed at looking after retired police dogs has been launched by West Midlands Police.
The canine coppers, who spend their entire lives protecting their handlers as well as chasing down criminals and sniffing out vital evidence, often suffer knee, leg and back problems later in their life.
The new Retired WM Police Dog Benevolent Fund aims to raise cash to help pay for ongoing medical treatment after their active duties finish.
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