Missing Pitt County Sheriff's K9 Found

A missing Pitt County drug dog has been safely found in Goldsboro.

Felix, a 3-year-old male Black Labrador Retriever, disappeared New Years Day in Wayne County. His handler had taken Felix to his parents home for the holiday.

Pitt County Sheriff's Office says authorities got a call Thursday night that the missing dog was with a couple.

Chief James Tripp tells WITN News that apparently Felix followed the man home, and his girlfriend fell in love with the friendly dog and kept him. Tripp says it's unclear whether the couple knew if Felix was in fact a Pitt County drug dog.

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The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says one of its K9 officers has disappeared, and they're asking for the public's help in finding him.

Felix is a 3-year-old neutered male Black Labrador Retriever. He weighs between 70 - 75 pounds, officials say. Felix is very friendly and loves to play fetch.

Officials say Felix was last seen around 12:30 p.m. Friday in the Mar Mac area of Ridge Dr. and Sandhill Dr. in Goldsboro.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office is asking that anyone who has seen Felix contact them at (252) 830-4141.

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