Monday, 11 May 2015 - 10:29am |
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Video of police dog Thames and his handler being reunited

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Police dog Thames has been given the all clear to return to work – after he and his handler Constable Mike Wakefield have a few weeks of annual leave.


See the reunion moment at this link:


“The vet says Thames is remarkably healthy for his ordeal.  He’s a bit skinny, stiff and sore but that’s to be expected.


‘We’ve had a good night at home and now we’ll recoup, ease the muscles and then get back into work.”


Thanks everyone for helping bring Thames home.  The New Zealand Police footage of the moment Thames and Constable Mike Wakefield found each other yesterday afternoon high up in the Tararua Ranges is on our Police NZ You Tube channel and also this national Facebook page:






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