The National Foundation for Retired Service Animals (NFRSA) has released its charity calendar for 2024, featuring Sarah, Duchess of York and a selection of the retired service animals the charity supports.
The 12 images were taken by animal photographer Gerry Slade and include retired police dogs and horses, a former border force detector dog, and a retired fire investigation and urban search and rescue dog.
Sarah, Duchess of York, who is a patron of the charity, appears alongside retired police dog Jessie in the photograph for December.
So far this year, the charity has given more than £40,000 in grants to help former service animals with their veterinary care. After retirement, they receive no financial support from the Government and obtaining affordable insurance can be difficult.
Image © NFRSA/Gerry Slade