The state police bloodhound that went missing during a search and rescue near Wooster Mountain Wednesday night was found Friday morning after an extensive search through the Ridgefield-Danbury border, according to HAN’s Ridgefield Press.
Volunteer Jeff Kehlenbach found the bloodhound caught up in a fence. He spoke to Peter Yankowski of The Press about the rescue.
The search for the missing bloodhound was enough to warrant federal resources, a state police helicopter with infrared cameras, and a contingent of both local and state police officers — some on duty, others off.
Ridgefield volunteer firefighters assisted in the search, which included several mountainous areas in town.
There were at least 50 vehicles parked outside the Wooster Mountain Shooting Range Friday morning. The search caused traffic delays in the area of the shooting range both Thursday night and Friday morning.
The bloodhound, K-9 Texas, is part of a Connecticut State Police (CSP) K9 Unit and its bloodhound team. The team’s K-9 Zeus successfully rescued a missing man Wednesday night.
On Friday, Texas reunited with his handler, Ed Anuszewski at the scene.
Anuszewski, a 28-year veteran of the force, welcomed Texas back in his embrace and shed a few tears.
Texas has been taken to a local vet office for a checkup.
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