Polk bloodhound tracks down missing teen - WFLA News Channel 8

Polk bloodhound tracks down missing teen

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Ponch the bloodhound with handler Deputy Terry Roberts Ponch the bloodhound with handler Deputy Terry Roberts
POLK COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - Here's a dog who deserves a treat or two! 

Ponch the bloodhound came to the rescue Saturday night when he tracked down a runaway Lakeland area teenager who had not taken his medication.  The teen was found safe.

The parents sought help from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Deputy Terry Roberts said his right-hand man, or rather dog, came through once again.

“Obviously I was ecstatic about the find it's just what I live for and what I love to do,” Roberts said.

Ponch is going on his fifth year on the job and has successfully completed nearly 50 catches in his career.

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