Brian Hamacher

Hollywood Dog Missing After Cops Accidentally Let Her Out

A family's dog is missing after Hollywood Police went to the wrong house during a welfare check and accidentally let the pet out.

The incident happened around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday when officers responded to 3214 Taft Street for a person making suicidal threats, officials said.

There was no answer at the home but officers found a bedroom door unlocked and entered the home, but when they did the dog ran out the door.

The home was unoccupied and officers found the suicidal person in the immediate area, officials said. The person was taken to an area hospital.

Police said they searched the area for the dog with no luck.

"Though it was unfortunate the dog escaped during a welfare check, Hollywood Police Department police officers entered the residence in good faith attempting to locate a suicidal individual with the hope of saving their life," the department said in a statement. "Our police officers spent time afterwards attempting to locate the missing dog. Additionally, our officers left a note, case card, and their apologies for the unfortunate incident."

The family says Lilly is a female Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix that is white and brown with short hair. Anyone with info can call Hollywood Police at 954-764-HELP.

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