The narcotics dog, named Si, went missing from a subdivision in Wallisville. The Chambers County Sheriff's Office animal control and others have been searching for him now for five days.
"When you get him to that level and you see him perform for the first time, it's like watching one of your kids," Si's owner David McNeely said. "It's like watching one of your kids win his first race. It's the only thing I can equate it to."
Si is a two-year-old black pure-bred shepherd. McNeely says he was just certified for police work three months ago. Si works primarily with the Kountze Police Department.
"He just happens to be a dog with special ability that I give to others," McNeely said.
McNeely says Si was last seen in the yard near his kennel last Friday. He was on vacation with his wife and kids. His father in law was watching Si and he left him alone for a few hours. At some point, Si disappeared.
"Starting to worry, nobody in my subdivision has seen him," McNeely said.
McNeely says Si is so well trained that he would never just wander off. He wonders if someone took him. He just wants him back. No questions asked.
"I don't care how he got where he is, I just want him back," McNeely said.
McNeely will offer a reward if that's what it takes even to get Si back. If you have seen Si you can call the Chambers County Sheriff's Office.
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