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‘The Nose Knows’: Bloodhound Sniffs Out And Saves Missing 12-Year-Old Girl In Wyoming

K9 Deputy Jessie searched for hours for a missing girl in blistering desert heat.

By Gina Tron
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A Colorado sheriff's office bloodhound named Jessie was called in to help find a missing 12-year-old girl in Wyoming and didn't disappoint.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Deputy K. Fosler and Jessie “were in the right place at the right time,” having been in Wyoming on unrelated business over the weekend, the office wrote on Facebook in a post titled “The Nose Knows.” It said the pair were “diverted from their trip home for a request to assist in the search for a missing 12 year old.”

It was a difficult environment, with nearly 90 degree weather and cactus-filled terrain. Jessie was wearing a cooling vest but the weather was so rough she needed to take a 20-minute break during the search, the sheriff’s office wrote. 

“But she wasn’t done,” they stated. The dog was dedicated. “For nearly two hours, she searched the Wyoming area where the 12-year-old girl was last seen…………..and then she pulled her handler, Deputy Fosler, back toward the direction they started.”

Fosler thought she had lost the scent.

bloodhound Jessie

“Turns out, she knew exactly where she was going and as the pair got closer to a home, Jessie went around to the back and near a large bush, they spotted the girl, hiding,” the sheriff’s office wrote. “She was hungry, dehydrated and sunburnt after 20 hours out in the elements, but she was otherwise uninjured."

They added that they are thankful that the girl is okay. She has not been identified. 

The authorities told the Star-Tribune in Casper, Wyoming they don't believe there is any criminal involvement in the girl's disappearance.

Jessie has her own Instagram, which tracks her rescues and snuggles with Fosler alike.