In a heartwarming incident, a well-trained police sniffer dog named ‘Leo’ played a pivotal role in reuniting a six-year-old boy with his parents within three-and-a-half hours of being reported missing in Mumbai. The incident took place on November 23 in the Ashok Nagar slum in Powai, a suburb of Mumbai.
The child had gone missing while playing with friends near his hutment, prompting his worried family to approach the police for assistance. With the absence of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the slum area, the Mumbai Police deployed their efficient dog squad to track down the missing child.
Leo, the skilled sniffer dog, was given the task of locating the child using the scent from his T-shirt. Accompanied by the police, Leo traced the boy’s scent to an open ground merely 500 meters from his house, specifically in the Ambedkar Udyan, Ashok Tower area.
The quick and successful operation not only showcased Leo’s exceptional tracking abilities but also highlighted the importance of well-trained canine units in areas where technological resources are limited. The child’s safe recovery within a short timeframe brought immense relief to the concerned family, emphasizing the invaluable contribution of police sniffer dogs in such critical situations.
As the police continue their efforts to identify and apprehend the person responsible for the child’s brief disappearance, Leo’s remarkable skills have once again underscored the indispensable role of these loyal and highly trained four-legged officers in law enforcement.