From the Beeb:
Rescue dog's new life catching criminals
31 October 2013
A dog rescued by the RSPCA because of fears he was being beaten by his owners has been given a new life helping to catch criminals.The German shepherd was found living outside a Bradford house in a small, dark kennel with no food or water.
Because of his mistreatment, the dog, renamed Chance, had behavioural issues and could not be rehomed.
A West Yorkshire Police dog handler spotted him at the kennels and he was taken on and trained as a police dog.
Chance's handler PC Mick Kilburn said: "He immediately demonstrated some of the raw ability needed to become a general purpose police dog and was allocated to me, to replace my current police dog who is due to retire."
'Friend and protector'
He added: "As a police dog handler these dogs become your life - it's not a 9-5 job - you take them home with you, care and look after them 24/7.
"They aren't just a tool that is used by the police, they become your work partner, friend and protector.
"I couldn't be more proud of how well Chance has done."...
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Bratdog and Gabe would be so proud.