Metro police dogs in tip-top condition

2015-07-01 06:05

THE eThekwini Municipality assures the public that there is no shortage of dog food and other essential grooming and handling items for Metro Police dogs.

A routine stock verification recently conducted indicates there is an adequate supply of dog food.

Items such as shampoo, check chains, leashes, tackle suits, dog brushes and tracking leads are in stock.

Metro Police cannot accept donations at this stage because there is sufficient stock, therefore it is unnecessary to accept donations from the public.

Importantly, all dogs in the Metro Police dog unit are vaccinated and their medical records are filed accordingly.

“Our dogs are attended to by qualified and experienced veterinary physicians,” said a spokesperson.

SPCA Amanzimtoti manager Tracey­ Girling said when the SPCA visited the Metro Police dog kennels all the dogs were fine however, Metro Police sought the assistance of the SPCA to put down one of the dogs which was old and ailing.

“The humane thing we could do for the dog was to put it down,” said Girling.

The care of Metro Police dogs is of utmost importance to council as they are an integral part of the Metro Police family and every effort is made to ensure their care is of an acceptable standard.

- Supplied

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