Joy for Jeff as he joins the Force
We are proud to share the news that one of our rescue dogs is now a fully-fledged Police dog.
Jeff, a young English Springer Spaniel who was in rescue at the Charity’s Devon centre – Wingletang, Tavistock needed a forever home where he could focus his boundless energy, working drive and put it to good use. So, the centre contacted Devon & Cornwall Police Dog Section who came and assessed Jeff and felt he had potential for a future career in the Police.
Fast forward six months and Jeff has now completed his training with Dorset Police as a detection dog and is now ‘on the squad’. To mark his ‘graduation’ from Police Dog training Jeff was presented with his official Police dog collar on Saturday 29th August.
The presentation took place at MGAR’s Church Knowle Rehoming and Visitor Centre in Dorset and Jeff received his collar from Niki Ging, Centre Manager at Wingletang who had made the trip especially to congratulate Jeff on his success and present him with his collar. Also in attendance to celebrate Jeff’s fantastic achievement was Matt Devereux, Trustee, Kate Wickins, Church Knowle Centre Manager, Helen Ellsmore, Lincoln Farm Centre Manager and Dorset Police.
Niki Ging, Wingletang Centre Manager commented “It’s wonderful to see how far Jeff has come since being in rescue and that his exuberance and inquisitive nature is being channelled to help others. Everyone at the Margaret Green Animal Rescue wishes him all the best for his future and we’ll be following his progress with interest. Well done PD Jeff (as he is now officially known), we are very proud of you.“
Following the presentation to Jeff, Inspector Neil Leat, Head of the Alliance Dog Section, said: “It’s been great to work with Margaret Green Animal Rescue to give Jeff a new start in life. For our specialist search dogs, we’re keen to work with animal rescue charities to offer dogs looking for a forever home a new active role within the police service. Having received his paw-fect official police collar, Jeff is about to embark on a paw-some career with Dorset Police sniffing out the evidence!”