Force pays tribute to first Rottie police dog
THE FIRST Rottweiler to be used as a police dog in Scotland has died after being diagnosed with bone cancer. Central Scotland Police paid tribute to six-year-old Mac, who joined the force in 2003.
During his time with the force Mac was instrumental in catching 206 criminals and locating 31 missing people and recovering £69,000 of stolen property.
Handler Pc Jonathan Inglis described him as a great ambassador for the Rottweiler breed. Mac’s achievements come as a welcome counterpoint to all the recent bad publicity directed at the breed and whipped up by the mainstream media following a small number of unrelated incidents.
Mac was taken to the vet after developing a limp and was diagnosed with cancer just after the new year. He was put to sleep on 16 January.