A sniffer dog named ‘Spike’ who was a part of the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) of Maharashtra’s Nashik City Police Force recently retired after completing 11 years of service.
As the service dog reached the day – February 24 – when he was finally going to be retired, Spike received a grand farewell from the members of his force.
On the occasion of his retirement, Spike was paraded on the bonnet of a police van which was decorated with flowers and balloons.
Meanwhile, as the van carefully moved ahead with the dog sitting on it, policemen clapped as they marched by his side. Watch the heartwarming video below:
#WATCH Maharashtra: Spike – a sniffer dog who was a part of bomb detection & disposal squad of Nashik City Police Force, received farewell on 24th Feb after completing 11 yrs of service. Spike was paraded on bonnet of Police vehicle on the occasion
(Video Source: Nashik Police) pic.twitter.com/FY7GsJMFNg
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Spike was also seen wearing a garland and peacefully resting on the bonnet, as an elder dog who finally gets to rest after years of hard work.
The golden labrador joined the Nashik Bomb Detection Dog Squad in 2010. He was famous for discovering hidden petrol bombs.
As for what happened to Spike after his retirement, his handler Ganesh Hire adopted him. Ganesh had been handling Spike since the dog was just three months old. The officer said, “He (Spike) has served the government and now I will serve him”
Ganesh Hire, his wife, and their two children welcomed the retired service dog in their family by cutting a cake with him.
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