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Missing service dog reunited with owner in Canon City

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Posted at 4:39 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 18:39:09-04

CANON CITY — A service dog missing for seven days has been reunited with his owner in Canon City.

According to Canon City Police, Community Service Officer Kassi Roquemore was contacted by Mike Slocum on Aug. 13th about his service dog named Hank. Mr. Slocum said Hank had escaped from his home and was missing. Officers searched the area but did not find Hank. Officer Roquemore then posted information about Hank on various social media sites.

Canon City Police said that two days later, the Fremont County Humane Society received a call from a Salida man who said he found a dog that fits Hank's description. As it turns out, this dog was Hank but he escaped from the man's home and dissapeared again, according to Canon City PD.

Two days later, Officer Roquemore was contacted by local Salida newspaper, The Mountain Mail, who wanted to do a story about Hank. The paper published the article on Aug. 20th.

As a result of the newspaper article, a woman contacted authorities and said she had found Hank near "S Mountain" in Salida and taken him in, according to CCPD.

The woman turned Hank over and his microchip was scanned to confirm his identity.

After being missing for seven days, Hank and Mike were reunited.

CCPD said Mike Slocum came into the department to thank Officer Roquemore for her efforts in getting Hank back home. The department said it is appreciative of the citizens of both Canon City and Salida, as well as the efforts of the Salida Police Department and The Mountain Mail.