Police Dogs In the UK Get Full Pensions After They Retire

Canine heroes who help fight crime in the UK receive a pension when they retire. The dogs receive £1500 ($1,813) a year for medical bills to recognize them for their hard work tackling crime. Typically, dogs become their handlers’ pets after retirement, but occasionally they’re adopted out to a new family. Organizations in the United States have been fighting for similar rights for both working and retired police dogs. Last year, Poland elected to grant state benefits to dogs who have retired from working in the prison service, and in 2019 Romania elected to reimburse the cost of veterinary care for retired police dogs when receipts are presented by the employees who adopt them.