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After their careers are over, working animals need to find a new purpose in retirement

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Cico used to sniff out drugs and run down lawbreakers.

Now he stops and smells the roses — and chases squirrels.

But after years of putting his nose to the grindstone, life for police dog K9 Cico, while calmer, has lost some of its purpose.

Before retiring two years ago at the age of 8, Cico, a purebred German Shepherd, worked as a cross-trained narcotic detection/patrol dog for Lancaster city police under the direction of his handler, Det. Mike Gerace
Read more/pics here: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/465751_After-their-careers-are-over–working-animals-need-to-find-a-new-purpose-in-retirement.html#ixzz1ZTzIwyJ4


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