WASHINGTON — Officials in Prince William County are asking for the public’s help locating an explosives-detection dog that ran away Tuesday.
An explosives-detection dog named Chuy ran away from its handler’s home in Nokesville around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. Chuy’s handler, Brandon West was out of town and his wife, who was watching the dog, was cleaning the kennel when the German Shepard got loose and ran away, said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller.
The residence has several acres of land and state police, Prince William County Animal Control and Prince William County police are assisting in the search. The dog had never run away before, Geller said.
Chuy has a teal bandage on his leg and he is described as a “passive” explosives-detection canine.
“He will not bite. He is an explosive k9 and not trained to bite. Please if you see him try to play with him to get him to you,” West wrote on Facebook.
Anyone with information on Chuy is asked to please call 911 or #77 to report his location.