NC sheriff's office K-9 spooked by fireworks found safe

Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina sheriff's office says one of its K-9s which ran from its handler when some fireworks went off nearby has been found safe.

The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office says Igor was outside with his handler and without a leash on Thursday. Chief Deputy James Bailey said at the time some fireworks went off near the handler's home and Igor ran away despite the handler's verbal commands.

The sheriff's office said on its Facebook page that a person going to work in Concord found the dog on Monday morning about a mile away from where he ran off.

According to the sheriff's office, Igor appeared to be in good shape and was being examined by a veterinarian.

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