Seven canines who guarded the Delhi Metro for eight years, retired with full honours on Tuesday.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) organised a first-of-its-kind ceremony to award medals and certificates to the dogs.
During their service with the CISF, the canines participated in mock exercises and anti-sabotage checks of Metro premises. Bidding farewell to the dogs, the CISF tweeted, “Born as a dog, retired as a soldier.”
Born as a dog, retired as a soldier…
A Farewell ceremony for 07 #K9 members of #CISF organised @ CISF Unit DMRC Delhi. They were handed over to NGO @Friendicoes_DEL, New Delhi. Thank you for your services ! pic.twitter.com/3h1fREZz5s
— CISF (@CISFHQrs) November 19, 2019
The dogs who retired belonged to three different breeds — Labrador, Cocker Spaniel and German Shepherd. They were handed over to a Delhi-based NGO that will be taking care of them