Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill to pay for the medical and veterinary costs for retired police dogs; DeSantis says we must recognized the law-enforcement community —including our four-legged friends.
“We recognize that our law enforcement community must include recognition for our four-legged friends, and we’re doing that here today,” Gov. DeSantis said. “A lot of times only the handler will be able to adopt whenever [a K9] retires because they don’t want to go anywhere else. They want to be around that handler. So now, what we’re saying in Florida is we’re going to step up. We’re going to provide support for these K9s.”
“The governor said $300,000 was set aside for this program, and the reimbursement money will be administered through Emma Loves K9s. Emma Stanford, a Flagler County teenager, attended the bill signing. She founded the non-profit that raises money for active and retired law-enforcement dogs,” according to News4Jax.
Watch the announcement below: