A ten-and-a-half-year-old Labrador retriever mix owned by the Lakewood Police Department in Washington was found safe and sound on Friday afternoon after he ran away the day before when scared by a thunderstorm.
According to KomoNews, Duke, a narcotics tracking dog for the police department chewed his way out of his kennel Thursday afternoon. Authorities searched the area near 208th Street and Mountain Highway in Spanaway.
On Friday afternoon, Duke was spotted. The woman recognized the dog after watching the news on television and called to the dog by name.
Lt. Chris Lawler and the Lakewood Police Department thank the public for their help find Duke.
Duke has been working with the police department for six-and-a-half-years. He is micro-chopped and wears a collar.
Have you ever wondered why some dogs are terrified of storms? Terrified and unhappy, these dogs often try to hide, tremble, whine, drool, and pace. The cause is not entirely clear, and experts are not sure what part frightens the dog. According to the Iowa Veterinarian Medical Association, causes can range from lightning flashes, sounds of thunder, wind noises, rain sounds, drop in air pressure, or electrical charges of air.
Some breeds are more predisposed which include herding dogs, sporting dogs and working breeds who are quick to react to stimuli.
In order to help these dogs, "systematic desensitization" is often a gentle way to help as with prescriptions and safe retreats if needed.
If you would like to continue receiving the latest news on pet issues and how we can help those who cannot speak, please click the "Subscribe" icon.
Follow the National Pet Rescue Examiner on Facebook by clicking here. Please visit and "like" my page. You are welcome to submit story ideas by contacting me at email@example.com.