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Alie Foundation Gives Back With Help From Man's Best Friend


A bloodhound puppy was gifted to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office by a foundation fighting to help find missing people.

The Alie Foundation was started by a Colorado couple more than 20 years ago after their granddaughter was abducted.

The puppy was named Jake Sherlock Holmes II, after Sheriff Ed Brown's bloodhound that passed away.

The dog is just one of more than 500 bloodhounds given to law enforcement agencies around the country.

Richard and Laticia Berrelez started the non-profit foundation after their five-year-old granddaughter Alie was abducted and killed. A bloodhound found her body four days after she disappeared from her Denver-area home in 1993.

Richard says, "We don't deserve the credit. It's because of Alie. It's Alie who gets the credit. She's the one that's doing all this. We're just volunteers. So in a way we volunteer for our granddaughter."

Captain Jerry Morse says the last patrol dog cost the sheriff's office $9,000, including training.

As a thank you, the Onslow County Sheriff's Office donated $500 to the Alie Foundation. For more information on the foundation, click the related link.


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