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PC Phil Duncan and Horbi

PC Phil Duncan, 40, from Fraserburgh, is leading a team of fundraisers in a 12-hour fitness challenge to raise vital funds for the Thin Blue Paw Foundation.

Jax

Four-year-old German shepherd Jax, was 12 months-old when he joined the prison service in 2018, and is the first ex-prison dog the new charity has helped.

Dave and Finn have supported each other

Finn saved Dave Wardell's life when they were attacked by a criminal with a knife. Dave set up The Thin Blue Paw Foundation with Gemma Wardell and Kieran Stanbridge to help retired police dog live happy, healthy lives.

Episode 239 - The Thin Blue Paw Foundation and My Rescue Pet Rescued Me

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Released Sat August 7, 2021
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Police dogs allow us to live our lives smoothly and safely - but for many of them, there is no financial support in retirement, so Gemma and Dave Wardell and Kieran Stanbridge founded The Thin Blue Paw Foundation to provide the support they need. It's often said that rescue dogs rescue their owner right back, and writer and journalist Sharon Ward Keeble has witnessed the power of that love firsthand, as well as in writing her book, My Rescue Pet Rescued Me.

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German Shepherd pup gets the CHOC of her life

A seven-month-old German Shepherd from Barnsley who needed life-saving treatment after gorging on a lethal dose of dark chocolate and raisins has been saved – thanks to PDSA vets.

At PDSA, we treat hundreds of chocolate poisoning cases every year, so we’re urging pet owners to keep chocolate goodies well away from prying paws this World Chocolate Day (7 July) after Narla’s life was left hanging in the balance.

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Beware chocolate!

Narla nearly died after she ate 500g of chocolate and raisins. Vet charity PDSA is warning owners this World Chocolate Day.

Chocolate is toxic to dogs!

A seven-month-old German Shepherd from Barnsley who needed life-saving treatment after gorging on a lethal dose of dark chocolate and raisins has been saved – thanks to PDSA vets.

The search is on the nation’s su-paw heroes!

The Thin Blue Paw Foundation – a national welfare charity that supports and celebrates working and retired police dogs – is hosting its inaugural awards this year and is looking for inspirational tails of bravery and heart-warming stories of dogs who have dedicated their lives to keeping the public safe.

The Thin Blue Paw Awards, supported by Animal Friends Pet Insurance, will be taking place on 14th September in Hertfordshire to celebrate the achievements of the country’s four-legged heroes.

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Thin Blue Paw Foundation Finn

The Thin Blue Paw Foundation – a national welfare charity that supports and celebrates working and retired police dogs – is hosting its inaugural awards this year and is looking for inspirational tails of bravery and heart-warming stories of dogs who have dedicated their lives to keeping the public safe.

Ex-prison dog has hip replacement so he can run and play again

Thin Blue Paw Foundation supports first ex-prison dog Jax in major hip replacement surgery.

A prison dog who was forced to retire early due to injury is recovering at home following a successful hip replacement, paid for by the Thin Blue Paw Foundation.

Four-year-old German shepherd Jax, was 12 months-old when he joined the prison service in 2018, and is the first ex-prison dog the new charity has helped.

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