Leawood Police informs the public that a rescue dog brought from Egypt to the United States escaped his family on Monday, and the department can not rule out that the animal has been exposed to rabies.
Twenty-six Egyptian dogs were brought into the area as part of an adoption program run by Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced this week that one of the dogs had tested positive for rabies.
The escaped dog was last seen near the 103rd and Mission Road.
The release of the police department on the situation is below.
The Leawood Police Department has been informed of the information provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment regarding the group of rescue dogs in Egypt and the positive rabies screening test. One of the dogs in this group escaped from his family home in Leawood and was last seen in the 103rd Street and Mission Road area on Monday.
The dog is described as a white dog, of medium size and mixed breed. At one point, the dog was wearing a purple sweater, but this may not be the case now. We have not received any information indicating that the loose dog has exhibited signs of illness. However, Leawood's animal control officers are actively looking for the dog. If you see a dog that fits this description, please call the police department and report it. Please, do not try to contain the dog yourself.
Contact the Leawood Police Department at 913-642-7700