Dog gone; gone dogs
By LeaAnne Klentzman
Dog gone, what’s with the roaming dogs? That is the question a couple of Fort Bend County patrol deputies ask themselves as they trailed a couple of escaped dogs in a far north Fort Bend community.
While patrolling in the Grand Lakes subdivision in early December, Deputy David Connolly rolled up on two dogs that were clearly not where they were supposed to be. So in the spirit of the season he trailed them for a bit then enlisted the assistance of fellow Deputy Tamica Humphrey. Together the pair were able to lure the pair of pooches into a patrol car with tortillas. Once safely in the car, Connolly and Humphrey began to knock on doors to see if they could locate the lost pet family.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Heanel said, “When that strategy fell short, they drove the dogs over to the nearby Pet Medical Center of Katy, and asked if they would scan the dogs for microchips.” The vet’s office hit paydirt said Heanel when a scan of the chip embedded in the dogs revealed their owner and home address.
According to Deputy Humphrey, the owner was happy to have her dogs back home, although she was unsure how they got out. Deputy Connolly said, “The pit bull was very friendly, but the German Shepherd wasn’t real sure about us.”
“Our deputies went beyond the call of duty in finding the owner and delivering the two dogs safely to their home,” said Sheriff Troy E. Nehls. “It’s a great story, particularly for the holiday season.”
Humphrey and Connolly are both veterans of the Sheriff’s Office; Humphrey for 5 ½ years and Connolly for 4 years.
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