Selma police offer reward for missing K-9

Posted November 27, 2012

— Selma police are offering a reward for the safe return of their missing K-9, Jin, who disappeared from her handler's home late Saturday.

Police said they believe Jin escaped from her pen and was not stolen. She was last seen in her neighborhood, near her home on Rody Lane in the Pine Level city limits.

Jin is a black and tan German Shepherd weighing about 60 pounds. Although she is trained as a police K-9, she is not considered to be dangerous to the public, police said.

The police department is offering a $500 reward for her return. Anyone with information should call police at 919-965-8189 or dial 911. 


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  • donedidit Nov 27, 2012

    These comments prove why law enforcement officers will always have a job.... Anyone ever heard of the saying that goes along with the word "ASSUME?"

  • oceancandle Nov 27, 2012

    Why is everyone assuming that the dog was in a 24/7 pen? Some people let their dogs out into a pen as opposed to putting them on a chain or a runner. I had a Lhasa Apso that hated being indoors. She loved being outside so I had to build her a pen. If I brought her in because of bad weather she would sit at the door and whine and bark and scratch until I put her back in her pen. I made her a dog sweater, she took it off and laid on it while it frosted on her. I enclosed my back porch in heavy plastic to get her out of the wind and two feet of snow, she drove me nuts! Not all dogs are or want to be indoor dogs. My cat was an indoor/outdoor cat. She only wanted to be in if it was too cold to be out. Now, if you have one of these newfangled genetically engineered prize possessions you might want to keep Fido or Felix in the house where they can't learn to fend for themselves if the need ever arises!

  • johnny2times Nov 27, 2012

    Poor dog. If I was kicked, beat, and left in a pen like police dogs Id leave too.

    November 27, 2012 4:18 p.m.

    wow! You assume EVERY police dog is treated like that? Unreal..just because a few officers have mistreated the dog they have, does not mean all are like that. I could say the same thing about parents that I come in contact with at work on how they raise their kids.....but I know not all parents are as bad as the ones I come in contact with...

  • Just Once Nov 27, 2012

    Police officer behind me has a K9. It stays outside and my mastiff stays inside.

  • jusmyopnyun Nov 27, 2012

    I am very sorry to hear this and hope she is found safe.Please do not place her with this handler again and dept. enforce more humane housing for this officer in the future!

  • Brian Jenkins Nov 27, 2012

    Poor dog. If I was kicked, beat, and left in a pen like police dogs Id leave too.

  • fishon Nov 27, 2012

    "It,s a dog, D-O-G THEY BELONG OUTSIDE. Thats why god gave them fur. robbyh"

    Some dogs do belong outside, hunting dogs for one. Growing up had one kept on a chain with a nice double walled insulated doghouse. We also had a miniature schnauzer which stayed inside. Nothing mean about keeping a dog outside if that's what you want to do.

  • aquamarine46 Nov 27, 2012

    SouthernBornSouthernBred....'I don't think the cat would appreciate him getting in.'......I would suggest putting the cat out and letting the dog in. Just sayin

  • anderson Nov 27, 2012

    I am hoping for her return but I don't like that she was in a pen outside. She should be inside and protected from the weather and loved as a pet. She works to protect her master and fellow officers with her life. She doesn't need to be treated like a bad dog by putting her in a pen outside. She needs to be loved and treated as a family member. Now I am mad at the person that keeps her.

    Ignorance is bliss huh?

  • SouthernBornSouthernBred Nov 27, 2012

    Dogs are smarter than people give them credit for. My dog learned to open the gate to our fence, so we had to start padlocking it. Now he can turn the door knob to the back door about half way around with his mouth. So needless to say the deadbolt and door now stay locked, I don't think the cat would appreciate him getting in. I really hope they find the dog.