Trapper, missing search and rescue dog, found

SAN DIEGO - Trapper, a search and rescue dog that disappeared in East County on Sunday, has been found and is alive and well, 10News learned.

The dog was spotted alongside a freeway a couple of days ago by a Good Samaritan and taken home.

The man's mother saw 10News reporter Jennifer Jensen's story on Wednesday and informed her son that the dog he rescued was indeed Trapper.

Trapper and his owner, Rory Cameron, were reunited Thursday afternoon.

Cameron and his 55-pound, 14-month-old Belgian Malinois were working their way down the base of the El Cajon Mountain hiking trail when they became separated.

"He just never showed up," said Cameron. "I kept expecting him to come out of the bushes."

Cameron said he retraced his steps every day since Trapper disappeared.

On Wednesday, Cameron and his friend Scott Craddock put down bundles of clothes that smell like Cameron so that Trapper could possibly come back to the last place he saw his owner.

Cameron said that he has also been training Trapper to be his girlfriend's service dog, since she has lost her sense of smell.

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