Colorado bloodhound helps track down missing 12-year-old girl

Bloodhound Jessie. Photo courtesy Jefferson County Sheriff's Office July 5, 2019.
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A Colorado bloodhound and its handler are being credited with tracking down a missing 12-year-old girl in Wyoming!

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office shared details on the rescue on Friday. Deputy Fosler and bloodhound Jessie were in Wyoming this past weekend on an unrelated call when it turned out they were in the right place at the right time. The sheriff's office says they were asked to help in a search for the missing girl.

It was about 90 degrees out in a cactus-dense area, but that didn't hold back Jessie's nose. For nearly two hours the search went on before Jessie picked up the scent. Deputy Fosler and Jessie found the girl hiding behind a large bush. The girl was dehydrated, hungry and had a sunburn.

"We’re thankful this young girl is going to be OK, and we’re thankful Deputy Fosler and K9 Jessie were in Wyoming and able to respond to help another agency and this family," the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook.