Monday, 26 November 2012

Hong Kong Working Dogs in Government Services

 
Hong Kong Post issued a set of six special stamps to portray the working dogs from six government departments on duty with their handlers,on June 19, 2012.
 
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A number of government departments in Hong Kong have set up working dog units to assist their staff in performing various duties and Hong Kong Post are recognizing six of these working dogs in this special stamp issue. 

The $5 stamp on the stamp sheetlet features six working dogs in government services. Lined up neatly on parade and looking vigilant, the dogs stand ready to assist officers of various government departments in fulfilling their tasks such as quarantine inspection, narcotics interdiction, investigation and patrol, contributing greatly to the maintenance of law and order and the safeguarding of public safety.
 
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The $1.40 stamp presents a Quarantine Detector Dog, a Beagle, from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department performing a quarantine inspection with its handler. The Quarantine Detector Dog Unit carries out quarantine operations at various immigration checkpoints to combat animal smuggling, thereby preventing animal diseases found in other places from spreading to Hong Kong.
 
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The $1.80 stamp presents a Correctional Services Dog, a German Shepherd, from the Correctional Services Department on patrol with its handler. The Correctional Services Dog Unit provides routine or emergency security guard and patrol services at correctional institutions.
 
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The $2.40 stamp presents a Customs Detector Dog, an English Springer Spaniel, from the Customs and Excise Department performing a drug search with its handler. The Customs Detector Dog Division is deployed to different entry and exit points to help deter the flow of drugs into Hong Kong and support front-line customs clearance.
 
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The $2.50 stamp presents a Fire Investigation Dog, a Labrador Retriever, from the Fire Services Department conducting a fire investigation with its handler. The Fire Investigation Dog Team assists fire officers in searching for evidence to help determine the cause of a fire.
 
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The  $3.00 stamp presents a Quarantine Detector Dog, a Labrador Retriever, from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department performing a quarantine inspection with its handler. The Quarantine Detector Dog Unit screens travellers' luggage at boundary control points in the fight against illegal importation of meat products.
 
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The $5.00 stamp presents a Police Dog, a Malinois, from the Hong Kong Police Force on patrol with its handler. The Hong Kong Police Dog Unit assists police officers with patrol duties as well as tracking and detecting drugs and explosives at crime scenes.




















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