Police K9 missing after running off to chase deer

(Hocking Co. Sheriff’s Office)
(Hocking Co. Sheriff’s Office)(KWQC)
Published: Apr. 29, 2019 at 4:17 PM CDT
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A K9 officer playing with her handler Sunday ran off to chase a deer and has not been seen since.

The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that the K9 named “Ilka” was playing with Deputy Rick Torchick in Pickaway County when she “took off after a deer and has not been located.”

Ilka is described as wearing a chain choker collar.

Hundreds are reacting on social media with many expressing concern for the missing dog and hope for her safe return.

“Just shows any dog will chase a deer if they have the chance!!!” Margie Starling-Fierce posted on Facebook.

Anyone with information on Ilka is asked to call the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 385-2131.