Police Dogs Retire – level 3
In Quito, Ecuador’s capital, the Federal Police gave their police dogs medals at an official retirement ceremony to recognise the dogs for their service.
The director of the Canine Training Centre said that the police was saying goodbye to 621 canine police officers and to 7 that died. He added that the dogs worked in many fields, such as preventing drug trafficking, maintaining order, attending public events, helping with search and rescue, and providing therapy.
The dogs who retired will spend the rest of their lives living with families as pets.
Difficult words: canine (the scientific word for ‘dog’).
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