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The RCMP and RNC came together yesterday to raise funds for retired police service dogs in honor of a dog killed just months ago while on duty in Alberta.
Jago’s Run was held to raise funds for Ned’s Wish, a charity that funds retired police service dogs across Canada.
Jago was deployed on a high-risk mission in northern Alberta, where he chased the suspect through dense forest for about four miles, but died on duty.
Many police service dogs have happy retirement with their handlers, but the rigors of work mean they can sometimes experience health problems well into old age.
RNC Constable Jody Ryan says vet bills for retired police service dogs can be costly.
Hew says veterinarian bills can get high given the injuries dogs can suffer in the course of their service, which is why fundraising is so important.