Jump to content

Recommended Posts


A few weeks back we had a very sad event. Local SAP (South African Police) were chasing a group of

robberery suspects and a Police Dog was released in rough bush to try and flush them out. He never

returned. There was a really big search for him - and eventually they found his body - stabbed numerous


I cannot describe the out pourings of sympathy that this has occasioned - Churches , schools, Rotary,

just so many clubs and groups of all description have been raising money for the Dog Unit and for a

replacement puppy for the Handler. The last I heard enough had been raised to purchase a number of

new dogs for the unit.

This picture shows one of the local security guard companies - Blue Security - who I use, presenting a

cheque for nearly 34000 Rands (approx. 2000pounds - $3200) to a representitive of the SAP Dog Unit.

I think his Rottweiler is one of the biggest I have ever seen. Craig will know better then I do - however, I

think at one time the Met. used them, but found them dangerous. I think we only use German Shepherds

now. This is not the first time a Police Dog has been injured or killed in Sth. Africa - our criminals are

heavily armed and always carry knives.

I did offer them Tia - my min. Dachsie - they thought she could be a mascot - big mistake she'd take on

anything. Mervyn

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sad story of the Police Dog :( but it is nice to see an outpouring of support :) for the unit.

Thank you for sharing this with us Mervyn :)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...