Retired dogs volunteer thanked for years of dedication - The Solihull Observer

Retired dogs volunteer thanked for years of dedication

Solihull Editorial 11th Jun, 2024   0

A VOLUNTEER who dedicated almost 12 years to retired police dogs has been thanked for his service.

Terry Grove has looked after the West Midlands Police Retired Dog Benevolent Fund, which makes sure retired dogs continue to receive the right care during their well-earned retirement.

Over the years Terry, and his wife Linda, has done this while also welcoming police puppies into his home as a puppy fosterer.

The couple have also fostered many pups, with some of them going on to be best police dogs in the country.

Terry’s work at the Fund has now been handed over to The National Foundation for Retired Service Animals (NFRSA)

Chief Inspector Dan Lowe, from the Dog Unit, said: “We want to say a huge thank you to Terry, who has done a fantastic job looking after the fund and our dogs.

“He has given up countless hours to ensure our retired dogs get the best care they deserve.

“Terry is invaluable to the dog unit. He cares so much about our dogs that he and his wife have also regularly welcomed police puppies into their home while they are in training.

“We can’t thank him enough for his help and support over the years. We’re very proud of everything he does for our police puppies and dogs.

“The NFRSA are a fantastic foundation who support service animals across the country, from dogs to horses.

“We look forward to working with them to ensure our dogs continue to get the greatest care when they most need it.”

West Midlands Police said people can still donate directly to support support retired dogs from the force if they wish.


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