Retired West Midlands Police Dog Benevolent Fund an independent fund which has its own committee of members, all of whom come from a diverse dog & public background. The Fund will help pay for the ongoing care & treatment of Retired Police Dogs.
The Benevolent Fund has been registered with HMRC for taxation purposes & will be registered with the Charity Commission once the necessary crieria has been reached – namely the consistent income/fund raising levels required by the Charity Commission.
The Benevolent Fund is run by a committee of members, all of whom come from a diverse background within the community & ‘dog world’. The committee are responsbile for the running & ongoing management of the fund.
The Benevolent Fund is run completely independently from West Midlands Police & no members of the committee are employed by West Midlands Police. The Benevolent Fund will remain open & transparent at all times.
Retired West Midlands Police Dogs don’t just suffer from the ‘normal’ ailments associated with aging, but also suffer from the serious wear & tear that comes from years of vigorous training & working – all to keep our communities safe. Very often this has led to conditions such as arthritis, hip & knee injuries, torn ligaments, back & spinal problems.
With around 10 Police Dogs each year retiring from West Midlands Police, the Benevolent Fund will help support handlers & kind members of the public, who take on the care of a retired West Midlands Police Dog. The Benevolent Fund will help with the cost of ongoing care & treatment including operations, blood tests, X-rays & hydrotherapy to name but a few. The idea is for the Benevolent Fund to help as much as possible to ensure a long, healthy & happy life for the Police Dogs in their retirement.
The Retired WM Police Benevolent Fund is dedicated to the courageous Retired Police Dogs & it is a small price for us to pay for all of the hard work they gave serving & protecting our communities. It is our way of saying ‘thanks’.