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Abandoned dog given new lease of life in Cambridgshire

Abandoned dog with Cambridgeshire Dog Unit

Published by the KLFM News Team at 12:35pm 5th April 2018.

This beautiful girl has been given a new lease of life all thanks to the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Dog Unit. 

Luna was abandoned in Ireland and saved by the Dogs Trust.

The Labrador Cross has now gained her police licence and is training to be a drugs, cash and weapons dog. 

Abandoned dog given new lease of life with Cambridgeshire Police

[Luna with her handler PC Paul Huggett]

Luna is 14 months old and has been training for the past few weeks.

She had her assessment on 29th March, where she had to take part in a series of exercises looking for drugs, cash and weapons in buildings, cars and out in the open. 

We're so pleased to say she passed all her tests with flying colours and is now a fully fledged police dog.

PC Huggett said:

“Luna did not have a good start to life and was poorly treated as a puppy so it is fantastic that she has had this second chance in life.

“She picked up the skills she needed quickly and is always so keen to please and have a fuss.  Her little tail never stops wagging and she is now absolutely loving life.

“I am extremely pleased she was successful in her assessments today and look forward to her joining me and her canine colleague Kobi on operational duty.”

 

Abandoned dog given new lease of life with Cambridgeshire Police

[Luna loves her ball]

The Dogs Trust contacted the tri-force unit about donating her after recognising her potential as a search dog.

PC Huggett added:

"When we look for new search dogs they need to have lots of energy, come back when called and an obsession with tennis balls.

"Luna ticked all of these boxes and I was able to train her extremely quickly in the equivalent of around two-and-a-half weeks, as opposed to the six weeks it normally takes.

"She is an extremely bright dog who loves her work; it is all one big game for her and she is going to be a star in the unit."

However, it wasn't the same luck for 17 rabbits who were found dumped in a ditch in West Norfolk over the Easter holiday.

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