UPDATE: Missing Wisconsin Drug Dog Has Been Found

UPDATED Tuesday, March 5, 2013 --- 3:17 p.m.

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) -- Officials say a specially trained police dog from Wood County is in good health after being on the loose for about a day and a half.

A sheriff's deputy found the German shepherd named Toro in a wooded area feeding on a deer carcass about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The deputy was able to get control of the dog through commands and the leash that was still attached to Toro's chain collar.

Toro had a small cut on one paw, but a veterinarian checked out the dog and said he's in excellent health.

The dog bolted from his handlers during a drug search of a vehicle in Portage County. WAOW-TV reports Toro returns to work Friday. The dog has been part of the Wood County Sheriff's Department for two years.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Tuesday, March 5, 2013 --- 2:05 p.m.

A specially-trained law enforcement dog from Wood County, missing since Sunday, has been found.

The German shepherd named Toro bolted from his handlers during a drug search of a vehicle in Portage County. WAOW-TV says the dog was found in a wooded area. The dog has been part of the Wood County Sheriff's Department for two years.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Tuesday, March 5, 2013 --- 11:05 p.m.

Toro the K-9 has been found alive. We expect the Wood County Sheriff's Department to release more information this afternoon.

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Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013 -- 7:15 a.m.

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities in central Wisconsin are turning to the public for help in locating a specially trained law enforcement dog.

Sheriff's deputies from Wood and Portage counties searched throughout the night Sunday for the German shepherd named Toro. Authorities say the dog was helping a State Patrol trooper search a vehicle for drugs in Portage County Sunday night when Toro ran into a wooded area and disappeared.

Officials say the dog is not considered dangerous unless provoked.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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