Retired PDEA hero dogs need a family

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DAVAO CITY (May 3) — Sixteen (16) retired hero dogs owned by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Authority (PDEA), need a family to adopt them after serving government as illegal drugs-sniffing dogs.

PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said the dogs have long served the agency in various sites like jail facilities, search and seizure operations, interdiction and checkpoints in airports, seaports, and transport terminals nationwide.

The dogs “Are now retired, and they need a space conducive place to relax, a stress-free environment and loving family that could give them care and attention. Our facility is not ideal place for fostering these hero dogs, a reason why we are making them available for adoption,” Aquino told NewsLine.ph

Those up for adoption include 14 Belgian Malinois, two Jack Russell Terriers, one German Shepherd, and one Labrador.

A retired hero dog, waiting for a loving family to be with.-photo courtesy” PDEA

But only 16 will be available for adoption because the two Belgian Malinois are not fit for adoption for their aggressive behavior. They will be taken care of inside the facility.

Seven of the dogs are allotted to PDEA personnel who had expressed their desire to adopt the animals, and the remaining nine would be open for adoption to interested individuals.

The applicants for the adoption of the dogs would undergo screening and interview from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the PDEA K9 Unit facility in Sitio Lambakin, Barangay Sto. Cristo, City of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. –Editha Z. Caduaya/NewsLine.ph

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