Shreveport Police detectives are searching for a missing service animal that was taken during a residential burglary Monday.

It all happened in the 3200 block of Penick Street in West Shreveport. Police responed to a burglary call at the home just after 12:00 p.m. on Monday. Upon arrival, the police interviewed the owned and learned that between the hours of 1:00 p.m. the previous day and 7:00 a.m. Monday morning, the house was forcibly entered and possessions were taken.

A press release from SPD Spokesman Cpl. Marcus Hines describes the service animal:

Discovered among the missing items, was the home owner's service dog. The dog, named "Major", is a specially trained Rottweiler, trained to understand sign language. "Major" bares all the markings of a traditional Rottweiler; however he has a distinctive long tail and bares a white patch in his chest, making him relatively easy to spot.

Authorities are working tirelessly to gain insight regarding the matter and urge anyone with information on this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373 or visit Crime Stoppers via the web at:

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