A drug detection dog was once a stray dog but later served her country for five years. After being with the force for a long time, the doggo, named Tasman, will now be retiring.
– A stray dog was supposed to be euthanized.
– Luckily, she was chosen to be trained as New Zealand Police’s only non-pedigree working doggo.
– The dog has had a successful career and is now retiring from her post.
According to the dog’s handler, Tasman was supposed to be euthanized at the pound but before that could happen, she was taken away to be trained as New Zealand Police’s only non-pedigree working doggo. During her time as a drug detection dog, she was able to sniff out more than $1 million worth of drugs and also found these items in places where humans can never find them. The doggo also ranked second at the National Police Patrol and Detector Dog Championships in 2 under the detector dog category.
The dog will now be living as a domestic doggo with her handler Sergeant Matt Fage. Fage said, “To be honest with you, I couldn’t get rid of her. She’s going to be my mate. She’s had such a hard life … she’s served her country for five years, she deserves, you know, a nice, chilled retirement.”
Read the detailed story by Melissa Nightingale at – https://www.nzherald.co.nz/