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Police thank furry friends for their hard work

PD Kaizer knows he is a handsome chap.
PD Kaizer knows he is a handsome chap.

Police in Durham have said a big thank you to the force's animals on their special day.

Durham Constabulary wanted to use National Animal Day to acknowledge the dedication of the four-legged members of the force.

Police dogs alert and ready for action.

Police dogs alert and ready for action.

The force put a social media post on Twitter, saying: "Today on #NationalAnimalDay we're taking the time to thank our furry friends who help keep the communities of County Durham and Darlington safe each and every day."

The devoted animals are always ready to serve.

The devoted animals are always ready to serve.