REWARD: Chicago Police Seek Help from Citizens to Find Missing K-9 German Shephard ‘Bear’

UPDATE: Man spots dog while walking to hardware store, flags down police … ‘Bear’ found safe and sound near Evergreen Park – Chicago border.

$2,000 Reward Offered for Safe Return of Chicago Police Canine “Bear”

CHICAGO – A $2,000 reward was offered Friday night for information leading to the safe return of Chicago Police canine “Bear”.

“Bear,” a 2 ½-year-old German Shepherd, scaled a fence, leaving his handler’s backyard
in the 3800 block of 109th St. after he was startled by a sudden clap of thunder Wednesday

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K-9 sighting near 107th and Sacramento and St. Xavier University in Chicago Friday.

The Chicago Police Department has received more than 200 calls of German Shephard sightings, but ‘Bear’ has not been found. Chicago Police recruits combed a Southwest Side cemetery early Friday morning (May 15, 2009) near 107th and Sacramento and the campus of St. Xavier University, where the dog was last spotted. Neither location developed any leads.

All Road Communications, a satellite mobile phone communications company in San Diego,
California, heard the news about the missing canine and offered the reward money today. All
Road Communications provides police and fire agencies across the United States with
assistance in mobile communication.

Bear is black and tan in color, weighs approximately 74 pounds, and has an identification
computer chip implanted under his skin.

Chicago Police encourage anyone who sees “Bear” to immediately call 911.