Charity to be set up for retired police dogs

PC Dan Thomas Credit: West Midlands Police

A charity fund is being set up to help care for retired West Midlands Police dogs.

The aim is to stop the dogs becoming a financial problem for their owners who adopt them as pets.

David Hibbert, a volunteer West Midlands Police puppy walker, said: "Police dogs play a vital role in cutting crime and protecting the public – but when they retire from service they don’t receive any financial support or ‘pension’ as such."