Police K-9 Bill Of Rights
To create a bill relating to quality of life care and treatment of K-9 Police Officers both during their service and after their retirement.
1) Provide medical benefits for retired police K-9s to include veterinary care, food and other items for their well-being for the remainder of the dog’s life. This requirement is effective upon the transfer of ownership of the dog from the law enforcement agency to the former handler or adopter of the dog.
2) Reclassify Police K-9s as canine law enforcement officers, not as equipment.
3) Provide cremation services for dogs that have retired from the agency’s service.
4) Police K-9s will receive the benefits of safety equipment while on the job such as bullet proof vests, paw protectors, and other equipment to help them in their daily job functions.
5) Provide Finial Rest services to include cremation and recognition of service.
By amending the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, and re-directing 2% of the cash seized by a police K-9 into a third party general fund to pay for medical benefits for retired police K-9s. This third party fund can be administered by multiple non-profits already concerned with the welfare of police K-9s.