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Two of three missing Colorado German shepherds found and returned to kennel

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Two of the specially trained police and military German shepherds thought to have been stolen from Gunbil German Shepherds have been found and returned reported Thursday's

More than a dozen dogs were released from their kennels last Saturday evening at the Gunbil facility located at 14360 Arfsten Road in Larkspur. The dogs were running loose on the property when the owners arrived home; all but the three best trained and most valuable German shepherds were immediately recovered.

One of the dogs was found by a homeowner in Palmer Lake. The dog had taken refuge in the family's garage. Another dog, Alonzo was found tied to a fence approximately one-half-mile from the dog training facility. According to the Palmer Lake Veterinary Clinic, the dog is lucky to be alive. Authorities estimate the dog had been tethered to the fence for over 24 hours with no food or water. By the time Alonzo was found, the dog had already dropped nearly 20 pounds and was extremely dehydrated.

The third missing dog named Duke still has not been located.

The public is asked to stay away from the dog and not to approach him; the dog is not aggressive, but specially trained and may be nervous or scared after his ordeal.

Please call the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at (303)-660-7579 with any information about Duke.

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