All special risk working dogs as defined in 843.19 to include Police, Fire, SAR (843.19C)

retired from service shall be made the subject of an order to provide veterinary care and receive veterinary benefits for the remainder of their lives from each municipality that utilities their service for the greater good and safety of the public.   This shall be effective from the date of transfer of ownership from the government municipality to the former handler or new adopter or in the case of SAR dogs, when they retire from service as defined in 843.19C.  Veterinary care shall be defined as annual wellness exams, medication, vaccines, internal and external parasite prevention, testing, treatments for illnesses and diseases, emergency care and any surgeries needed (or humane euthanasia as needed and cremation) and be provided by a veterinarian of record or a specialist as referred by the veterinarian of record.