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Stolen German shepherd discovered tied to fence - dehydrated and thin

Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

A German shepherd, who was stolen from a private kennel in Douglas County, Colo., late last week, was found on Thursday, reported 9 News.

The dog, named "Alonso," was discovered less than a mile from where he was taken - a resident discovered the severely dehydrated dog tethered to her fence yesterday morning. Alonso was taken to the Palmer Lake Veterinary Clinic where a veterinarian determined that it was unlikely that he would have survived another night.

In the short period of time that the dog was away, he lost 22 pounds - when he was found, he was "weak and wobbly on his legs."

Only one of the three dogs stolen last week is still missing - one of the other missing shepherds was found in a Palmer Lake resident's garage and then returned to the private kennel, which breeds and trains police and military dogs.

The remaining dog who has not yet been located is named "Duke." Duke is "specialty trained" and anyone who sees him is asked to use caution, and call the Douglas County Sheriff's Office tip line at 303-660-7579.

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