13 Narcotic Detection Dogs From Philippine DEA Up for Adoption

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Published: August 09, 2018
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Image via Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency/Facebook

A group of narcotic detection dogs from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) have retired from the force and are looking for their forever homes.

Some of the dogs did not pass the required fitness and mental aptitude tests that qualify dogs for police duties. The others are senior dogs that are retiring to make room for 100 incoming dogs that will be trained for narcotics detection.

According to a Facebook post by the PDEA, these 13 dogs “have greatly helped PDEA in executing its duties to rid our country of illegal drugs.” ABS CBN News reports that three of dogs helped detect P4.3 billion worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride, known as shabu, discovered at the Manila port.

The PDEA posted pictures and descriptions of the retired police dogs for adoption to help potential adopters get a better idea of their personalities and temperaments. Details like name, age, breed and behavior are included.

“These dogs who are now retired, need a family and a forever home where they will be treated as heroes and simply be dogs,” the PDEA says in the caption.

Interested adopters are encouraged to contact Agent Bernardo Velasquez at 09171423460.

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