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Police Dogs Euthanised Since 2012

Question

I would like details of the number of police dogs destroyed by Avon and Somerset Police for medical reasons since 2012. I would also like details of the reason why the dog was destroyed.

Answer

Tri Force is a collaboration between Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Police to provide Specialist Operational Services. This encompasses the specialisms of Firearms, Roads Policing, Collision Investigation and Dogs. 

Tri Force have had four dogs euthanised due to medical reasons since 2014. The reasons were as follows: 

  • Damaged rear cruciate ligament after returning from a similar injury on the other rear leg
  • Cancer
  • Severe skin allergies

Information previous to 2014 is already published on our website. Please see the link for details.

FOI reference: 958/16.

Date of request: 25.07.16.