Sam Dutton

Run 62 Miles in July for Wags Retired Police Dogs

Fundraising for WAGS Retired Police Dogs
raised of £434 target
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Run 62 Miles in July, 31 July 2023
We raise funds to pay the Vets fees of RPDs to ensure they live happy healthy lives


WAGS Retired Police Dog Charity, an independent charity set up to help the retired Police Dogs from Wiltshire, Avon, Gloucestershire and Somerset. Police Dogs spend their working lives detecting crimes and helping locate the most vulnerable people in our society. The dogs can be involved in dangerous situations and may be injured whilst protecting the Public, Police Officers and detaining offenders. WAGS provides financial assistance with the dogs veterinary fees to keep them healthy and happy during their well earned retirement.

Seven dog handlers from Wiltshire Police are taking part in this fundraiser. Wiltshire's retired Police dogs have been helped on numerous occasions by the charity. Each handler will run 62 miles in July, a grand total of 434 miles between them.

One of our beloved retired dogs PD Tyke sadly passed away last year. He was helped by WAGs during his retirement. Here is what his handler PC Cindy Hargreave had to say.....

I am forever grateful to this amazing charity for the support they gave me throughout the whole of Tykes retirement with many things, but especially in his last couple of years. He was battling with liver issues and arthritis. They afforded me so much extra time with my soul dog. I miss him every moment of every day but draw strength from the extra time I had with him thanks to this fantastic charity.

About the charity

WAGS (Wiltshire, Avon, Gloucestershire, Somerset) Retired Police Dog Charity purpose is animal welfare. We want to ensure no retired police dog is ever euthanised due to lack of financial means by their new owners. WAGs was set up to help these beneficiaries (the handlers and members of the pubic who take on looking after the retired police dogs) with the cost of life saving veterinary treatment to ensure the retired police dogs can be given the veterinary treatment they require to allow them to lead a happy healthy retirement after they have served the public for years as police dogs. Your donations are extremely important to us and we are very grateful for your generosity.

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