The alert was issued Monday, after a dog-wolf hybrid got out of its pen.
Tuesday, the Sheriff's department said a deputy has verified this morning that the animal has been returned to its enclosure at the owner's home and the alert is lifted.
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BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. - The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office is warning the community about a potentially dangerous dog-wolf hybrid on the loose in the Buford area.
According to the sheriff’s office, the animal got out of its pen Monday afternoon in the area of 1934 CR 645 in the Buford area.
The sheriff’s office says they got a call from the animal’s owner just after 3:30 p.m. saying when she got home, she went to check on the animal, but it was not in its pen.
The owner also said some of her other animals were killed.
The sheriff’s office believes this animal may be the same animal that escaped and attempted to bite a person earlier this year in February.
That incident, which was reported to authorities, resulted in the canine/wolf mix being quarantined at the Baxter County Animal Shelter for ten days and citations being issued to the owner.
If anyone sees an animal in the vicinity of CR 645, they are asked to notify the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office at 870-425-7000.
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