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Editorial: A small price to pay


The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors gave the county a wonderful present Tuesday by approving the purchase of a trained tracking dog for the Sheriff's Office.

The dog, a bloodhound, will cost $8,000 - a small price to pay out of the federal asset-sharing funds for a chance at saving the life of a missing child.  Just last month a young boy and his dog wandered away from their home near Woodstock. They spent hours in the cold and dark before being discovered around 4 a.m. by a bloodhound and handler from Fauquier County.

Time is of the essence during searches for missing children and adults or following a violent crime. With a bloodhound stationed in the county, the search can get under way much sooner than having to wait for a dog to be brought in from another county.


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