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RI State Police: K-9 Ruby Found

[CREDIT: RI State Police] RI State Police report K-9 Ruby, who ran off in Goddard Park Monday, has been found.

UPDATE: State Police report Ruby was found in good condition, shortly after 1 a.m., not far from where she first ran off. 

She has been reunited with her handler, Trooper Daniel O’Neil, a member of the Rhode Island State Police K-9 Unit. 

Col. Ann C. Assumpico, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police thanked the Warwick and East Greenwich animal control officers, local police and volunteers who assisted in the search for Ruby.

WARWICK, RI — Rhode Island State Police report K-9 police dog Ruby, who ran off while with her partner in Goddard Park Monday, has been found. 

No immediate details on her condition or where the dog was found were available.

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, reported thatTroopers, local animal control officers and volunteers were searching for K-9 Ruby at 9:45 p.m. Monday night.

The search and rescue dog went missing near Goddard Park around 10 a.m. Monday morning after running away. The dog’s handler, Trooper Dan O’Neil, was off-duty with Ruby in the area of Ives Road, on the Warwick/East Greenwich town line, near Goddard Park, when the dog went missing. It is unclear why the dog took off.

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Animal Control officers in Warwick and East Greenwich were notified and spent several hours searching for the dog to no avail. Rhode Island State Police issued a media advisory at approximately 5 p.m, seeking the public’s assistance in locating K-9 Ruby.