FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Fayetteville police are searching for a police dog that was discovered to be missing Thursday around 10 a.m.
According to K-9 Handler Officer George Blanco, the police dog, named Mira, and a family dog were fed Wednesday night around 8:30 p.m.
At that time, the dogs were secured in their kennel.
Thursday morning, Blanco found the gate to the kennel standing open and the dogs gone.
Several officers responded to the area and began an extensive search of the River Road and Underwood Road area.
After an hour of searching, the family dog was discovered approximately 4 miles from home in the Beard Road and River Road area.
The police dog is Belgian Melanois and is described as having a beige coat with a black face.
Mira was last wearing two collars; the first a beige in color collar and the second black in color collar with a green box. The second collar is a "no-bark" collar.
Mire is considered to be a non-aggressive dog however, Blanco suggests that if should someone sees Mira it would be best to call 911 or the Fayetteville Police Department at 433-1830.
Anyone having information about the disappearance or location of Mira is asked to call the numbers listed or Crimestoppers at 483-TIPS (8477).