Finn’s Law: a triumph for police dogs and their handlers

It’s hard to believe but up until June this year if a police dog was injured on duty it was classed simply as criminal damage – much in the same way as damage to a car or radio. Now, thanks to the ceaseless campaigning from PC Wardell a new law has come in to protect service dogs and horses.

PC Wardell began his campaign after his dog, Finn, was stabbed by an attacker while trying to protect him. The wounds were so serious Finn only just survived.

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Police dog Finn’s law comes into force

PD Finn, recovering from his injuries. (Picture: BCH Police Dogs)