Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-078 (13-076)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 19, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Update--Cattle Dog May Be in Tampa

    Eyewitness spots lost HCSO cattle dog-Reward raised to $1000.00 dollars.
    • Tuesday
    • February 19, 2013
    • Time: 8:26 AM
    • Hillsborough County
    HCSO Sgt Ron Cain was notified by an eyewitness that "Doc", the 60-pound,
    specially trained cattle dog that escaped on Saturday from a special trailer
    attached to a vehicle, may be in the Tampa Bay area.

    According to the witness (generated from media coverage), a motorist pulled
    over and tended to the dog on I-75 just south of Fruitville Road. The witness
    told the sheriff's office that the man gave the dog water and said he was
    going to take it to his Tampa home.

    The witness said that the dog had road rash, which occurred from jumping out
    of the trailer, but it looked fine and was in good shape. The witness didn't
    get any information on the man or the car he was driving. The sheriff's office
    is asking for the person to return "Doc".

    Cain's brother, sheriff's Detective Lowell Cain, uses the specially trained
    dog to help herd loose cows that have escaped or are blocking roadways. The
    dog is Lowell Cain's personal dog, and it has become the sheriff's office
    agricultural unit mascot. A $500 reward is being offered for the person who
    returns the dog.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Ron Cain at (813) 426-7112 or the
    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.


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