LI Police Dog That Found Missing Doctor Honored

The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has named Chase, a 4-year-old German shepherd, as the "K-9 of the Year"

Monday, Sep 10, 2012  |  Updated 12:04 PM EDT
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Hero Dog Finds Missing LI Doc

Chase, a 4-year-old German shepherd, helped searchers find Jerome Nadler in a Smithtown park

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Hero Dog Finds Missing LI Doc

Jerome Nadler, 76, was found lying down and semi-conscious around noon on Thursday by a Suffolk County police dog named Chase, who lay down beside him in the brush and refused to get up until his handlers got there, authorities said. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.
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A police dog that found a Long Island doctor who had gone missing is being celebrated.
 
The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has named Chase, a 4-year-old German shepherd, as the "K-9 of the Year."

  Chase got his award at a ceremony on Saturday.
 
Chase's two handlers credited the dog with discovering 76-year-old Dr. Jerome Nadler on Thursday in a Smithtown nature preserve.
 
He had been reported missing on Monday, after he had gone fly-fishing. Nadler was semiconscious and likely suffering from exposure when he was found, in a clearing surrounded by brush and thickets.
 

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