Dog named Cash + missing autistic boy = Happy Ending

Via IJR.

A brave Michigan police K-9 earned his place in the Hall of Heroes this week.

Cash, the five-year-old Mason County Sheriff’s Department police dog was at the ready when Mason Oceana 911 dispatch got a call on Thursday afternoon: A panicked mom explained that her young boy had been missing from nearby Victory Township for more than 15 minutes….

Mason County Deputy Ken Baum and Cash arrived at the home of the boy soon afterward and began their search in the woods near the boy’s home. His mother waited, terrified, as they set out to bring her son home.

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole told Michigan Live that the woods there are replete with “dangerous opportunities,” such as a river and a pond, that could be disastrously tempting to a child alone.

Cash is a Dutch shepherd — breed trained for tracking, drug searches, and criminal apprehension — and he quickly captured the boy’s scent after around 45 minutes of searching over three quarters of a mile.

Then they found the boy, safe, but scared.

But it wasn’t over yet— the frightened boy wouldn’t come to Deputy Baum, no matter how friendly he was.

The boy was, however, drawn to Cash, who quickly stepped between Baum and the boy. He led the boy out of the woods, back to the safety of his home and the arms of his grateful mother….


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  1. TigerAim says:

    Yay! Nice to see this good story with a happy ending! And, Cash is a cutie, too!

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