A Dog's Death

How William's Guard Dogs Were Killed Days After He Left His RAF Job

Two guard dogs put down after William leaves Wales

09.18.13 7:47 AM ET

Animal lover Prince William - who recently announced he was quitting his job in order to spend more time working with conservation charities - won't be happy about this.

Two dogs used to provide extra security for the prince at his RAF base were 'euthanised' days after he left the role.

According to a front page story in the Sun today, headlined "Rexecuted", a Belgian Shepherd called Brus and a German Shepherd named Blade were destroyed on Friday, after the military dog unit decided the attack dogs  could not be redeployed or re-homed with a family.

A source told the Sun: “Brus and Blade were in a two-dog section set up specifically to protect William. They patrolled the station to protect military personnel, equipment and facilities. But once the prince left the unit was closed.”

The paper said: Nine-and-a-half-year-old Blade had spine and hip trouble that meant he faced being put down for medical reasons. Brus, 7½, did not react well to other animals and had behavioral problems which meant he could not be sent to a kennel.