After losing granddaughter, man trains bloodhounds to search for abducted kids
10/07/2015 10:20 am PDT
After Richard Berrelez lost his granddaughter to a child-abducting killer, he formed the ALIE Foundation: "Abducted, Lost, Innocent, Enough." The mission: To supply police with dogs to find abducted children before it's too late.
"We want a bloodhound to for other children available when children are abducted within the hour so they can start looking for that child right away," says Berrelez.
Bloodhounds are able to "catalog" scents, particularly human scents, and follow them over great distances over several days, even over water. The ALIE Foundation has now supplied close to 500 bloodhounds to law enforcement agencies over the last 21 years since Alie was killed.
The successes of ALIE Foundation dogs are many, and families are thankful for the work of the bloodhounds.
The foundation aims to keep hope alive by keeping their hounds' noses to the ground and their tails in the air, doing their very best to bring families back together one missing kid at a time.