UK Police Dogs to Earn Pensions

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Nottinghamshire police dogs will soon be given a pension when they retire to cover post-service medical expenses.

Nottinghamshire police dogs will soon be given a pension when they retire to cover post-service medical expenses.

According to a spokesperson for the UK police department, it’s really the fair thing to do, especially since many of the dogs are worked hard and even injured in the line of duty.

Also, it’s believed the highly trained canines should be acknowledged as officers and treated accordingly both on duty and after retirement.

Particularly happy about the announcement is Matt Rogers, whose life was saved by Rossi, a police dog.

When an arrest Rogers was trying to make turned dangerous, Rossi leaped 8 feet in the air and knocked an axe out of the suspect’s hand.

Said Rogers, "With Rossi by my side while I'm tackling a suspect I almost can't miss. I love him to bits, he looks after me."

The department currently has 26 dogs, 9 of which are expected to retire in the next three years.

Under the new plan, each of them will receive up to 800 dollars a year for health costs for their first 3 years of retirement.

Opponents of the plan are saying its unfair to taxpayers and called the move ‘barking mad’.

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