Poland plans to pay a pension for dogs and horses that worked for the state
The Polish Interior Ministry plans to provide dogs and horses that worked for the state with official retirement status and pay them a pension. For this, a corresponding bill will be submitted to parliament. Bemorepanda collected some more details.
Horses and dogs work in the police, fire and border services. They find people in destroyed buildings, track down fugitives, help identify contraband and explosives and the like. In exchange, the animals receive food and a place to live.
After their service ends, they are given to new owners or to special animal shelters. He states retired animals do not receive assistance.
Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminsky said that the bill is a "moral duty" of people to animals. They plan to pay a pension to dogs and horses to help new owners take care of the animals.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Poland, currently 1,200 dogs and 60 horses work for the state. 10% of animals complete their service annually.
In addition, the bill should fix the unspoken rule that employees who worked with animals can take animals for themselves.
Slawomir Valkowiak, 50, a former police officer who tended retired dogs and service horses at Poland's only specialized shelter called Veterans' Corner, says regular government payments will ease concerns about monthly bills - thousands of zlotys (dollars) ...
A private farm-style shelter in Gerlatowo, in western central Poland, houses 10 dogs and five retired police horses in a spacious paddock.
The oldest horse here, Hipol, is about 20 years old and almost blind. Valkoviak says he would have little chance of surviving in an ordinary stable.
Valkoviak says many service dogs end up chained to poles or given inappropriate assignments because people think they can be good guards for farms or other property. It is not always so.
“A dog can suddenly remember that it has been taught to bite and will start biting, and when it is left at home alone, it can tear down the sofa because it needs something in its mouth,” Valkoviak said.
In Warsaw, mounted police officer Dariusz Malkowski says he will have to pay compensation for 13-year-old Rival, who is married, if he leaves him after retirement.
A stable near Warsaw can cost around 2,500 zlotys ($ 650) per month. The average monthly salary before tax in Poland is around PLN 5,500 ($ 1,400).
There was a sergeant on Malkovsky's patrol. Katarzyna Kuczynska, riding a 13-year-old Romeo II, or Romek, who can identify Kuczynska by her voice.
“These animals worked for the state, did their job well and should have the right to proper health care and a pension - in green horse pastures,” Kuchinskaya said.
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There is a study according to which those who have dogs tend to laugh more than cat owners, for example, or than those who do not have any pets. No wonder! Dogs are incredible life companions, sociable and completely dedicated to their owners and manage, through absolutely everything they do, to snatch a smile from us. Especially when they do all sorts of unexpected things or when they have more or less funny reactions in unpredictable situations. If you are not fully convinced of how surprising dogs can be at certain moments, then the following compilation will prove that these wonderful beings are more than true friends of humans, they are an oasis of joy in anyone's home.
Dogs are some of the smartest animals on Earth and their abilities continue to amaze. Even of such a smart species, there are puppies that impress us with their naughtiness. This funny beings are often the target of YouTube videos - Bemorepanda has selected 30 of the funniest, most informative and touching of them with a record number of views.
1.The "talking" husky Mishka refused to do anything and protested with a loud and almost human "Noooooo!"
2.This moment when you need a lot of attention, but your owner instead of playing with you films you and thinks you are cute.
3.What's wrong with you, Dino?
4.When you learn to blow bubbles and your mom tells you to stop!
5.The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
6.Everyone with their friends after quarantine, eating pizza.
7.This puppy dreams of having a bicycle too.
8.Practice makes perfect, so this dog framing is perfect.
9.Dances in the kitchen are the funniest, while the food is being prepared, everyone is dancing.
10.When you are bored and everything in the house becomes an innovative and funny activity.
11.When your boyfriend comes home and you ask him if he brought something sweet.
12.Excuse me Mr. Lazy Dog!
13.Spa days are always welcome.
14.Few dogs love this procedure after the bath, but this puppy is really at the peak of happiness.
15.Have you seen a swimming Corgi? If no, then watch!
16.When your owner is leaving fo work and you beg him to go for one more walk.
17.Enjoying butterflies on a sunny day.
18.Who is missing sea this summer?
19.Life gives you lemons and you make juice from them, but when it rains - improvises a pool.
20.Dog loves pool float and is adorable!
21.Telling a deaf dog it's time to go for a walk
22.This puppy was not ready for pictures.
23.That moment when you leave your dog alone in the bathroom for a minute.
24.If you are having a bad day or night.
25.The best version of Pixar.
26.For sure he wants to be a fie truck siren.
27.Shopping with your friends on saturday be like:
28.Words that triggers this dogs, while chosing the menu.
29.Corgi respects social distancing during coronavirus pandemic.
30.Offering food to his toy first.
Sometimes we can meet a kitten with thumbs on its paws or a dog with different eye colors, but sometimes the genes decide to play a cruel joke, and animals are born with 26 fingers, a double set of ears and a tail on the forehead. No, it is not dangerous for their lives, it just makes them very different from others. Bemorepanda loves each tiny creature!
Frankie was born with four ears and a deformity of the eye, but this did not stop him from becoming an affectionate and loving purr
Ren is a cat with polydactyly who has awarded him six toes on each paw
"My sister found this adorable guy with extra toes."
A cat named Yoda was born with more than a set of ears
A unicorn puppy named Narwhal was born with an extra ponytail on his forehead
A cat with too many toes and curled ears
We're the same blood!
And again a cat with a genetic abnormality called polydactyly
A cat that has thumbs on its feet. Awesome feature!
"Today I met this cat with two tails."
No, this cat was not stung by a wasp, he was just born with such a nose. According to veterinarians, this is a benign fatty mass called lipoma.
"My dog has a perfect line exactly in the middle of the muzzle and different eye colors."
And this cat has double fangs
"I took a cat from a shelter, but he had a forked paw"
This kitten has 7 fingers!
"Today a kitten with polydactyly was brought to our clinic."
"My cat has ears in different directions. Always."
Due to its unique coloring, this cat always looks surprised
"My kitten has a total of 26 fingers. Can you boast that many?"
Sometimes we have to make difficult decisions (and sometimes even to our detriment), but this is always justified if it is for a good cause. This story took place in Mexico, where the organization Mascotas Coyoacán, helping to find lost pets and looking for a home for abandoned and homeless animals, received a message about a dog tied to a bench in a park. Arriving at the scene, they found a frightened dog lying on a bench with a note. This note was written by a child who was forced to do this to his dog Max because his parents mistreated him.
Mascotas Coyoacá received a report about a dog tied to a park bench with a note next to it
“On November 22nd, one of my employees from Mascotas Coyoacán received a report about a dog tied to a park bench with a note next to it. Passers-by found the dog at 8 am, and we were notified of it only at 3 pm. We already started to think that someone had already saved the dog, but to our surprise, when we arrived, the dog was still there, surrounded by people trying to feed him from afar, because at that moment he was behaving rather aggressively, ” said the head of the organization Marcela.
There was a note written by a child next to the dog.
The note was written in Spanish and it spoke of a dog named Max.
Translation of the text of the note:
“Hi, please take me, I'm Max. Please, I'm asking you to take this dog home and take care of it. It is very painful for me to leave my dog here, but I made this decision because my family constantly mistreated her and it was painful for me to see her suffer in bad conditions. If you are reading this and your heart is beating faster, please take it and take care of it. If not, please leave this note in place for others to read and collect the dog. Thanks."
Soon, the staff of the organization realized that Max's aggression was just a manifestation of his fear.
“With the help of a video call, we contacted a trainer who always helps us with animals that have problems with aggression. He told us how to get the dog off the bench, since it would not let anyone near her. "
It took them two hours to get Max off the bench
Through a video call, the trainer told how to put the loop on the dog's neck so that the staff could safely untie the chain from the bench
Max soon calmed down, but was still very afraid of those around him. His saviors took a walk with him so that he could get comfortable and start to be more trusting in them.
“As soon as we managed to get him out of there, he stopped being aggressive, but we had to tread carefully. I took a walk with him to build his confidence and help him get rid of his fear. And then we went to the car "
Marcela decided to change the name of the dog, calling him Boston, because the name Max was associated with the poor thing only with bad things.
“When he got into the car, he lay down not on the seat, but on the floor, as if trying to hide. By that time, he was calmer, but still scared. "
"We managed to find a garage so that Boston could sleep in it until we find a better place for it, because we don't have our own shelter."
"Every time we save the dogs, we pay for their accommodation until they find a permanent home, and since it was Sunday and it was very late, we would not be able to contact the owner of the property."
“My team prepared the place, and before I got out of the car, I started stroking him, showing that life is not only aggression, so he relaxed and confided in me”
“While in the garage, I sat down on a chair and sat him next to me. I began to pay more attention to him, and when I felt more confident, I took off my protective glove and began to stroke him with my hands. "
“Then I sat down on the floor, and he pressed against my feet. Then I realized that he had become "mine" and would not do anything to me "
"We realized that he was more afraid of men than women, which gave us the idea that whoever mistreated him might be a man."
"Only a week later he began to get used to us and understand that people are a source of joy, not aggression."
“A week later, when he already knew us, we sent him to an intensive school for 6 days. He rode alone in a taxi. We thought that it would be better this way, because he would have to face his fears and see that not only there would be no problems next to me, but that there was no danger in communicating with other people either. There he learned the basics of obedience, interacted with other dogs, and also learned a few commands such as sit and lie down. "
Boston was almost taken away, but the man returned it after 24 hours because the dog was still very withdrawn and did not like other dogs
"We offered the person to solve this problem with the help of a trainer, but he refused."
“At the moment, Boston is still looking for a loving home. He shares a house with 14 other dogs. The owner of this house lives with his father and loves animals. He loves Boston and Boston loves him. Every day they go out for a walk and play. "
We really hope that this adorable little dog will soon find a permanent home with a loving owner.