Before leading officials to the building where the missing child was discovered, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office’s bloodhound was given an object to sniff.
Fred, a bloodhound, and K-9 officer of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee, is the one in the picture. After assisting in the search for a missing 6-year-old girl whose father is accused of keeping her in an unventilated, overheated outbuilding, he deserves all of those treats, as well as plenty of pets and love.
Kinzleigh Reeder was last seen in DeKalb County in late May, according to WSMV. Her father was accused of abducting her, and investigators believed he had taken her to Pea Ridge. That’s where Fred’s bravery comes in.
According to WSMV, deputies gave Fred an item that belonged to his father on Friday. When the bloodhound sniffed it, his handler let him go on the hunt. He followed the fragrance until he came to a stop near an outbuilding.
According to WSMV, officers opened the reinforced door and discovered deplorable conditions inside. According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, there was no air conditioning or ventilation, and the windows were covered in metal. Kinzleigh and her father had been hiding behind blankets while going to the restroom in a bucket.
Although the father was apprehended and charged, Kinzleigh was eager to meet the dog who had assisted in her rescue.
“He licked her on the lips. She hugged him tightly “Fred’s partner, Deputy Richard Tidwell, said WSMV. “His chicken is his reward for a successful find. He is a huge fan of chicken. He’ll perk up immediately if you say “chicken.”
That wasn’t the only thing that was delicious about the chicken. Fred was also rewarded with a few pizza crusts for his discovery.
Fred has surely earned our admiration. Good job, young man!