Hondo police’s K-9 found safe after escaping his enclosure

Hugo went missing around 5:30 p.m., Saturday, in the area of Avenue M and 30th Street

A search is underway for Hondo Police Department’s K9 Hugo, who escaped his enclosure Saturday evening.
A search is underway for Hondo Police Department’s K9 Hugo, who escaped his enclosure Saturday evening. (Hondo PD/KSAT)

HONDO, TexasUpdate:

Hondo Police Department’s K-9, Hugo, has returned home safely after escaping his enclosure on Saturday.

The department shared the update Sunday afternoon and said he was located by his handler.

HUGO HAS BEEN LOCATED BY HIS HANDLER AND IS SAFELY AT HOME. We appreciate the outpouring concern and help from the...

Posted by Hondo Police Department on Sunday, June 20, 2021

“We appreciate the outpouring concern and help from the community and social media platform. We are truly blessed to serve such an amazing and caring community who truly come together in times of need. We truly thank you all,” the department said in a social media post.

No further details were provided.

Original:

A search is underway for Hondo Police Department’s K-9 Hugo, who escaped his enclosure Saturday evening.

Police said Hugo was last seen around 5:30 p.m. in the area of Avenue M and 30th Street.

UPDATE: HUGO HAS BEEN LOCATED SAFELY! Have you seen me? Our K9 escaped his enclosure this evening. Hugo was last seen...

Posted by Hondo Police Department on Saturday, June 19, 2021

He’s described as wearing a nylon and chain-style collar and is a German Malinois and service animal.

Anyone with more information on Hugo’s whereabouts is urged to contact Hondo PD at 830-426-5353.

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