It’s common knowledge that police K-9s provide a valuable service to the community, performing official duties that can range from detecting drugs, to tackling the bad guys, to search and rescue of missing persons. But who do you call in to search for a police dog that has gone missing? As reported by TwinCities on March 4, law enforcement officials in central Wisconsin are working on that dilemma.
Toro, a German Shepherd Dog on the rolls of the Wisconsin State Patrol, was assisting his human partner on a drug search of a vehicle Sunday evening in Portage County when he decided that there was something more exciting that required his attention elsewhere. The dog ran off into a nearby wooded area and although Deputies from two counties continued the search throughout the evening, Toro hasn’t been found.
Officials say that Toro isn’t considered to be dangerous, and has enlisted the help of local citizens in locating the dog. Since he’s a trained drug-sniffing dog, perhaps a bread-crumb trail of illegal substances could be planted to aid in Toro’s finding his way home.
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