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Can you give a forever home to this trainee police dog?

Can you give a forever home to this trainee police dog?

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:03am 13th April 2018. (Updated at 9:05am 13th April 2018)

Can you give a forever home to a trainee police dog who has been diagnosed with a medical condition?

Eva is one year old and was being trained to work with officers in the Devon and Cornwall force.

But the Alsatian has a pancreatic problem and needs to be on medication for the rest of her life.

The force says that being a police dog can be stressful and they don't want to put her through that because of her condition.

Now they are searching for a new owner and forever home for Eva, and they must be able to afford the £40 medication cost each month.

She is described as a "very sweet natured, happy go lucky" dog.

Devon and Cornwall Police shared the plea on Facebook and it has already had over 1,000 likes, comments and shares.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Eva came from Germany with her sister Ella, aged 15 weeks, in June 2017. She was born in Feb 2017.

"She is a very sweet natured, happy go lucky female with very natural working ability, and has a special aptitude for tracking.

"Unfortunately, she was recently diagnosed with pancreatic enzyme deficiency which means she has difficulty breaking down fats and loses weight.

"She is currently on a medication which she will have to take for the rest of her life but the vet has advised us that she will probably lead a normal life on that regime.

"Although she could still probably have passed her tests to become a Police dog, we know that being a Police dog can be stressful. So, with her condition, we do not want to do anything that could set her back.

"We are looking for a new home for her but any prospective new owner will need to finance her medication which could cost up to £40 each month.

"We think she would make an ideal companion for someone and if anyone could fund her medication and provide a good home for a strong and energetic dog she would repay her new owner tenfold.

"If you think you might be that person or family, call Canine Development Officer Paul Glennon on 07494 497937

"We are sorry, but we cannot answer any queries or pass on any requests made through comments on this post."

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