Family Dog Helps Wentzville Police Return Lost Child

Wentzville Police Car

Wentzville police were able to return a lost child to his home today – with the help of the family pet.

Assistant Chief Paul West confirmed to the Sentinel that the child, a 3-year-old male, was found after apparently crossing Prospect Road accompanied only by the family dog.

Officers went door-to-door to find the child’s home, but had no luck until officers scanned the dog for a microchip. The microchip provided an address, where the police were able to take the child and return him to his parents.

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