The Louisiana State Police said that someone intentionally entered the fenced yard of a trooper's home on Tuesday in the Bent Tree subdivision of Marrero and released two K-9 narcotic recovery dogs. Earlier in the day, the dogs had been left secured in the backyard..
According to The Advocate, Bruno, a 75 pound Belgian Malinois and Luke, a 55 pound Belgian Malinois were released from their yard sometime in the afternoon after their handler left for a training session. State Trooper spokesperson, Melissa Matsy stated someone had to have forced the gate open since the gate could only be unlatched from the inside. One of the dogs had been secured in his kennel.
Authorities suspect it was an intentional act. The culprit could be charged with criminal trespassing and the destruction of property.
So where did the two well-behaved Belgian Malinois dogs wind up? Luckily neither dog was hit by a car or stolen. According to wwltv.com, Bruno showed up at the local elementary school where he stole the heart of a teacher. She didn't want any harm to come to the beautiful stray, so she brought him over to the PAWS shelter because it is a "no-kill" facility.
Luke wound up at the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter.
The State Police were able to track their K-9 officers down and were very relieved when the dogs were found safe and sound.
Neither dog was micro-chipped, but that changed today. Please Louisiana State Police, micro chips do save lives.
Fortunately Bruno and Luke are now safely at home. Welcome home boys.
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