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Wraxall Lodge Donate £280 to WAGS Retired Police Dogs

WAGS (Wiltshire, Avon, Gloucestershire & Somerset) Retired Police Dog charity supports retired police dogs in these areas by helping to pay the veterinary fees for life saving operations and ongoing medication needs to keep the dog’s happy and healthy. These dogs have spent their working lives in the same way as their human handlers protecting our community.

Mark Wilcox, Charity Steward at Wraxall Lodge visited them at their stand at the Weston Armed Forces and Emergency Services day. Chatting to Megan, one of the trustees and Trish the vice chair at the event, they explained they are currently supporting 47 retired dogs across the patch so the donation of £280 from the Wraxall Lodge brethren was very gratefully received.

It is not currently possible to get insurance cover for the larger retired dogs – the picture above of Pan at the event gives an idea of size (his paws alone were the size of a lions!). The smaller dogs that have insurance may have exclusions for injuries they may have sustained whilst working. The retired Police Dogs do not receive any ongoing financial support from the Police Forces and the cost of keeping them and paying for vet’s bills falls to the handler or the new adopter. The three represented forces did donate to help start the Trust which in the current financial climate was a great help but donations like ours keep the charity going.

You can read all about WAGS at their website:  Wags Retired Police Dogs . Also on Facebook (@wagsretiredpolicedogs) and X/Twitter (999WAGS)

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