- Two of the city's K9 dogs have officially left for their furever homes
- Flynn and Kubla Khani spent eight years with the Metro Police
- Both dogs have been adopted by two handlers in the K9 unit.
The City of Cape Town's K9 dogs, Flynn and Kubla Khani, who retired in June after eight-years of service with the Metro Police K9 unit, have finally left for their furever homes.
Metro Police Chief Wayne le Roux took Flynn out for the last run before both dogs received their certificates and medals for their outstanding invaluable work in the unit.
"This is a sad and exciting day for the unit. Our K9 officers are as much a part of the unit as their human colleagues and become like family. More than their work within the unit, the dogs boost morale and help reduce stress," said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith.
The city added that both dogs have been adopted by two handlers in the K9 unit Constables Sharone Larry and Constable Clinton Adams so they’ll remain part of the K9 family.
The furry pair were both born in 2011 and were acquired by the Metro Police Department in 2013.
The dogs officially called it a day in June, after an eight-year stint with the Cape Town Metro Police K9 unit.
Flynn was trained to protect, but also to detect explosives.
Kubla Khani picked up an injury during training, which meant that she could no longer pursue active duty, but she remained part of the team.
The Metro Police K9 unit currently has 20 active K9s which are all fully operational.
Earlier this year the city added that the K9 unit was established as part of the safety and security planning for the 2010 Soccer World Cup and has scored numerous goals since, with countless successes.
The city added:
“We wish our two retirees well, with many happy walks and barking good times,” added Alderman Smith.