Missing Miami Beach Police K9 Found Safe

A Miami Beach Police K9 who was reported missing early Thursday has been found.

MBPD shared the news via Twitter just before 1:15 p.m. that K9 COLT had been found safe.

"To say I'm ecstatic doesn't even give it credit," handler Michael Angulo said.

K-9 COLT had last been last seen around 2 a.m. near 213 Street and Southwest 92nd Avenue.

The black and tan Belgian Malinois is in training, and had just returned from a training session when he escaped through the front door.

He had three weeks left to complete in four months of training.

Police from all over Miami-Dade were searching for the dog. A local landscaper helped find him.

"The dog came up to my dad normal. He came up to him and then by that time, by the time my dad was right next to the dog, the police officer was already outside," Armando Zamora said.

The dog was found hanging out on a porch in the area of Southwest 90th Place and 227th Street.

"He's my son basically. It's not so much the quantity of time it's the quality of time that we spend with these dogs and the quality of just being with them for six months," Angulo said. "From the deepest most sincerest part of my heart I can only say thank you so much. You reunited a family."

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