Retiring police dogs ‘deserve pensions too’

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Retiring police dogs in Nottinghamshire are to be given a £500-a-year pension.

The county’s police and crime commissioner announced plans for the three-year pension plan, saying the dogs had “worked hard all their lives” and deserved to be recognised.

Paddy Tipping said the money would be given on request to the dogs’ handlers to help them foot the cost of any vet bills.

“We give pensions to police officers and we look after (them) when they retire,” he said.

“The dogs have worked hard all their lives and we should make some provision for them as well.”

Around six police dogs retire in Nottinghamshire every year.

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