"We give pensions to police officers and we look after (them) when they retire," he said. The dogs have worked hard all their lives and we should make some provision for them as well."
"Let's be clear, if the officers didn't look after the dogs when they retire from the force, they would be put down," he said. The police officers become very fond of the dogs. They keep them and I don't think it's fair they have to pay all the bills."