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Police dogs to get full pensions when they retire

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The Nottinghamshire Police Department has decided that dogs are people too — at least when it comes to their pensions. The department recently announced that each of their 26 police dogs will be eligible for up to $2,400 after they retire from the force, money that could ensure their veterinary bills are covered when they enter the world of civilian squeaky toys. "We look after the people who work for us who have been police officers and staff, they get a decent retirement and I think it's important the same is done for dogs," police commissioner Paddy Tipping told The Telegraph. "These animals … are officers in their own right." Nine of the department's dogs are expected to retire by 2016.

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