Prattville police dog found

PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - The Prattville Police Department put out a call for help to find its missing police dog Wednesday and, at last, a reunion.

Police Lt. Wayne Barlow put together a search team to help find his dog Louie saying at the time, "I feel like someone probably has him in the house trying to take care of him and keep him out of the cold."

Louie, a 10 year old yellow lab, was seen by neighbors late Thursday evening making his way home. Barlow last saw the dog Tuesday morning around 8:30 in the Village Green park area in Millbrook where he lives. "He was let out to go to the bathroom and he didn't return," Barlow said.

The Millbrook Police Department served as headquarters for the search team. Chief P.K. Johnson said his officers were eager to help. "Obviously law enforcement is a tight knit group," added Johnson.

The search team divided into groups. Barlow assigned each an area to search and they went door to door.  Barlow showed Louie's picture to every neighbor and hoped someone spotted him. Barlow told WSFA 12 News, "He goes to work with me everyday, comes home with me and sleeps next to my bed. He's not just a member of the Prattville Police Department; he's a member of my family," said Barlow.