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A German shepherd used to keep prison inmates in line escaped from his handler’s home Thursday night and ended up at the Beverly Golf and Tennis Club.
The Boston Herald reported that the dog, named Urek was found Friday morning “hanging around the veranda,” according to the club manager. “He was a pretty ominous-looking character,” she said. “I assume he had tags, but no one wanted to get close enough to look.”
Urek, trained employed by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department to attack on command, harmed no one.
A spokesman said Urek and his handler, K-9 officer Sgt. Mark O’Brien, are no longer partners — at least until an investigation into how the dog broke out is completed.
O’Brien notified area police when he discovered the dog missing. The sheriff’s department located him at the golf course less than a mile from his home.
I’m guessing that, alas, poor Urek just wanted a change of scenery.
Posted by John Woestendiek October 1st, 2008 under Muttsblog.
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