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Gwinnett jail dog on the run for 2 months
Gwinnett jail dog on the run for 2 months

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A little jail dog named Rogue is living up to her name -- she's been on the run for two months.

Rogue is part of Operation Second Chance, a program that partners dogs and cats with inmates in the Gwinnett County Jail. The inmates train the animals and prepare them to be adopted by local families.

The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department said on its Facebook page that Rogue ran away in early February, when a volunteer took her to Rhodes Jordan Park for a walk.

There's a big reason why Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement officers haven't been able to catch Rogue.

"They have tracked her movements and more than once have set out humane traps that resulted in Rogue's capture, but well-meaning citizens have set her free each time," the sheriff's department said on Facebook.

Rogue has since left Rhodes Jordan Park and is now often spotted around Lawrenceville Square, where she is fed by citizens and local business owners.

But the sheriff's department is determined to bring Rogue home and is asking the public to follow a few simple rules.

1. Don't feed Rogue. Sheriff's officials want her to get hungry enough to enter one of the traps, which contain food.

2. Don't chase Rogue. She is small and very fast, and officials are afraid that if she is chased, she could run into traffic or into the nearby woods, where she could be hurt or killed by coyotes.

3. Report Rogue's whereabouts. This will help animal control officials find her. If you see Rogue, call 770-339-3200 Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or email animalwelfare@gwinnettcounty.com after hours.

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