Dog saved from 'horrific' farm to fight crime with Gloucestershire Police
Date of alert:
Saturday, 26 March 2022
A "loving and friendly" Labrador that was found in "horrific" conditions and neglected as a puppy is helping police to fight crime.
When she was six-months-old, Bonnie was rescued from a farm in Wales in 2021.
She was found underweight, suffering from skin issues and living in unhygienic and hazardous conditions.
She has since made a "happy" transformation after being rehomed with Gloucestershire Constabulary and has passed her training to be a search dog.
During the operation to rescue Bonnie, South Wales Police saved 21 dogs from the puppy farm.
Some of those dogs were rehomed with RSPCA's West Hatch Animal Centre, in Somerset.
Its staff said they saw Bonnie had potential as a working dog for the police.
She started training last year with dog handler PC Claire Todd and her veteran police dog PD Stella the Staffie.
Bonnie completed her training in proactive cash, drugs and firearms searching in December.