Update 9/6/13 5:05 PM (PST): Duke has been found.
On Thursday afternoon, thunderstorms in Spanaway, Wash., frightened a Lakewood Police Department canine so badly that he chewed through his kennel and vanished, reported Friday's KOMO News.
The Labrador retriever mix named "Duke," was kenneled outside of his handler's home which is located in the area of 208th Street and the Mountain Highway in Spanaway/Graham.
Around 4:45 p.m., Duke's handler noticed that the dog was gone.
Duke, who is almost 11-years-old, has been a narcotics dog for the department for over six years.
Although a search was conducted in the area, the dog has not yet been found.
Duke is microchipped.
The Lakewood Police Department asks that anyone who has spotted Duke, or with information, to please call Lt. Lawler at:
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