Uh, sheriff, the bloodhound is lost

MONCKS CORNER — A Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office tracking dog can’t find his way home.

The 3-year-old bloodhound named Red dug his way out of his handler’s kennel in the Fairlawn Barony subdivision in Moncks Corner sometime between midnight and 6:45 a.m. Tuesday and hasn’t been seen since, according to Dan Moon, sheriff’s public information officer.

In a twist of irony, the dog’s handler and other deputies have spent much of the day searching for the tracking dog.Moon said the dog is red and weighs about 95 pounds. He’s wearing an orange collar that identifies himself as belonging to the Sheriff’s Office.

The dog is microchipped.

“He’s a very good dog,” Moon said. “He’s well-trained. He’s an asset to our department. We’d like to have him back.”Anyone with information is asked to call the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office at 719-4465.