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Police Dogs (5251_14)


1. How many dogs either working as part of, in training towards becoming or having formerly worked as part of the force, that the force has had to put down/destroy or refer to have put down/destroyed in each calendar year since 2008?

2. In each of the cases could you tell me the reason for the animal being destroyed e.g. unrecoverable injury, illness, found to be a dangerous breed etc?

3. Could you state whether each case was a dog in training, a current member of the unit or a former member of the unit?

4. Could you also say if the dog had a specific role i.e. drug sniffing, public order, what it was?

5. Could you state each dog’s breed?


Please find attached (5251_attachment_01.pdf).