Miloslav is a Czech police officer working in the port of Algeciras in Spain with his patrol dog Fanouš. They help inspect the thousands of vehicles passing through the border crossing after arriving in the port by ferries.
“The most difficult – for the dog and for the human – is the afternoon shift because of the heat. Sometimes I have to sprinkle water on the hot asphalt to make sure that Fanouš doesn’t hurt his paws while working. We have been working together for many years. I’ve had him since he was a puppy. He started working when he was two years old and since then he found one lost child, two burglars and one stolen car.
At home, he is a patrol dog at demonstrations, sometimes he is also searching for lost persons, children or elderly people. He is also a trekking dog, helping to find thieves or burglars following their scent. It’s our fourth Frontex operation and second time in Spain. I love this work and I’m happy Fanouš and I can be of help to the Spanish authorities in the busy summer months!”