SOS (Save our Saxon)
Guys I read the article below on another dog forum - the story really touched me and I feel so sorry for this poor soul - I think its disgraceful what the police are doing, if you agree please sign the petition.
SOS ( SAVE OUR SAXON)
A PLEA TO SAVE THE LIFE OF A FAITHFUL, LOYAL HONEST POLICE DOG
I refer to you article with regards to the happy retirement of police dog Kye
who was serving with Gwent Police.
Kye was due to be put down at the end of his service however thanks to your
article the police have now allowed him to remain with his handler and enjoy the
rest of his life and retirement at home.
My Husband is a serving police dog handler and home office police dog instructor
with Gwent police and for the past 4 years has had the honour and privilege of
handling the most wonderful police dog.
Saxon who is a 5-year-old German Shepherd has been an extremely loyal and
faithful servant of the police force and has been responsible for detecting many
Saxon has been my husbandís partner, sole mate trusted friend and loyal
companion during his service and on many occasions my husband has been alone in
very dangerous situations with only himself and Saxon to arrest serious and
sometimes violent criminals.
Both my husband and Saxon have been commended for their team efforts they even
had a personal letter from the chief constable on one occasion.
My husbandís stories to me are endless and amazing and I feel safe in the
knowledge that Saxon has and will put his own life in front of my husbands to
protect and look after him.
When off duty Saxon lives at home and is looked after by the whole family, my
daughter takes him for walks and always plays with him.
Saxon lives both in his kennel and inside our home where his favourite place is
on the sofa next to my husband, sometimes I just donít get a look in they are
like a married couple.
For the past 3 months Saxon has been housed at the police kennels at Glascoed
where he has been looked after by the police dog handlers whilst my husband has
A few weeks ago my husband was informed that Saxon was not to be re licensed as
police dog and senior officers were to make a decision as to his future.
This was happening at the same time as Kye and we suspected that they were to
put both Saxon and Kye down at the end of their service.
My husband stated his case and made representations on Saxons behalf offering
him a retirement home with us as his family for the rest of his life.
We were as a family more than happy for this to happen, Saxon is not a danger,
as anyone who knows him or has looked after him will testify.
We were and are prepared to sign any agreement as to liability issues with
regards to him.
Today my husband was informed that Saxon is to be destroyed and the reason given
as being Ďthe responsible thing to doí
My husband is distraught and extremely upset this dog has meant so much to him
over the years however as a serving officer cannot do anything about it due to
the restrictions imposed on him by the service!
He has no voice,BUT I AND MY FAMILY DO
Therefore I want to make an appeal for Saxons life and I feel that the general
public should be made aware of the facts, please help us to SAVE OUR SAXON.
The police use Usk vetenary surgery at usk for all the vetenary care for police
dogs, surely they cannot nor any other vetenary surgey be asked to put down a
perfectly healthy, fit and loyal dog just because it has come to the end of his
The Police management will argue that he is a dangerous dog, well thatís just
nonsense, just ask all the handlers and kennel staff who look after him, all the
officers who know and respect him, ask them who is the best Police dog in gwent?
And guess who they will say.
I feel that the police management are treating this living animal with no regard
whatsoever, like a disposable tool, he has had his use and now its time to get
rid of him.
Is this the thanks that they give to a loyal and faithful servant?
Will they do the same to other dogs in the future?
How can anyone now donate dogs to the Police Service knowing that they will be
destroyed at the end of their service.
The truth about Gwent Police dog section must be heard.
The Article that you wrote about Kye was given to you for the sole intention of
saving his life.
If you had not published the article then Kye would be dead.
Ask the Police how many other dogs they have had killed.
The police have members of the public assigned to monitor the health safety and
welfare of Police dogs, well where are they in this case and what are they
doing, are they just puppets on the policeís strings?
Yes Saxon is the property of Gwent Police service that are answerable to the
general public and police by consent.
Saxon belongs to the people of gwent who he has protected whilst we all sleep at
night, who has caught criminals breaking into our homes, who has with my husband
caught numerous car thieves who has faced armed and violent criminals alone, who
has found missing children cleaning their faces, who has represented Gwent
Police at Regional Police Dog Trials, who has taken part in open day events, the
list goes on and on.Ö.SO MUCH FOR A DANGEROUS DOG.
Saxons days are numbered he due to be put to sleep we need your help now, please
help to save this wonderful dog.
To register your opposition to killing Saxon please e-mail the following
or sign the petition http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_pe....cgi?k9saxon&1