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Superstar Sniffer Dog Dies – But Was it His Work That Killed Him?

A talented narcotics detection dog has had to be put to sleep having been diagnosed with nose cancer. Max, an English Springer Spaniel, has been involved in a host of successful drug finds and who’s work has aided in the capture of cocaine smugglers was already suffering with arthritis but there are fears the 9 year old’s cancer of the nose could have been caused by the work he did for the police

The Springer spent 7 years working on drug detection assignments for the Avon and Somerset police force and had to retire as a result of painful arthritis reaching his hips - for which he was fitted with a canine ‘wheelchair’ device to allow him to move freely and enjoy life as best as possible.
The crime busting canine received the diagnosis of nose cancer two months ago but sadly had to be put to sleep earlier this week.
Inspector Anne [...]

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