The City of Cape Town’s K9 Unit will bid farewell to two of its trusted barking officers who are retiring after an eight-year run. The two dogs – Flynn and Kubla Khani – were adopted and trained as part of the unit.
Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith says Flynn and Kubla Khani became members of the Unit family and their work boosted morale and effectiveness as well as helping reduce stress among the human members.
“This is a sad and exciting day for the unit, our K9s are very much part of the unit’s human colleagues and became like family. Both dogs were born in 2011 and acquired by the Metro Police department in 2013,” says Smith.
Smith says K9 Flynn was trained to protect and also to detect explosives,”
Kubla Khani picked up an injury during training which meant she could not pursue active duty, but to remain part of the team, we wish our two retirees well with many happy walks and barking good times,” says Smith.
The two dogs who retired in June after an eight-year run with the Metro Police K9 unit, have finally left for their furever homes after receiving certificates and medals for their invaluable work in the unit.
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