One of three missing police/military attack dogs from private kennel in Douglas County found

Deputies: Do not approach dogs, if seen

PALMER LAKE, Colo. - One of the three highly-trained dogs reported missing from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office was found Sunday. The other two remain missing.

Undersheriff Tony Spurlock told 7NEWS that someone entered the Gunbil German Shepherds Kennel on Arfsten Road and released 13 dogs late Friday night or early Saturday morning.

"Ten of the dogs were recovered," Spurlock said. "They were the young ones, who stayed close by, but the three most highly trained dogs are still missing."

When asked what a thief might do with the guard and attack dogs, Kennel owner Amy Gunbil replied, "Probably sell them."

Spurlock said the three missing dogs are worth a lot of money. He too said that a thief would likely try to sell the dogs, or use them to protect property or criminal operations.

Sunday, a homeowner called the Palmer Lake Police Department to report finding one of the dogs inside his garage. It was eventually returned to the kennel.

Anyone who sees the two remaining dogs are asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 303-660-7579.

*Editors Note: The photos attached to this story show the dogs that are still missing. A photo of the recovered dog was not provided.

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