Search dog helps find missing Prescott woman

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - An elderly woman is safe thanks to the good work of Yavapai County Search and Rescue's K-9 team.

Alan and Carol White and their dog Nala led crews to Gerlean Langford, 86, who was has advanced Alzheimer's and was reported missing Saturday evening.

Nala and her handlers found Gerlean near Willow Lake in Prescott where around 9:30 p.m.

She was treated by fire crews for minor injuries due to a fall, but is in good condition.

Nala is a rescued dog, according to the Fetch Foundation, a nonprofit based out of Cave Creek dedicated to helping animals. 

She was "pound bound" three years ago because of bad behavior, but after being taken into the Fetch Foundation's Homeless 2 Hero program, she was given a purpose. 

Now, she's a rock star search dog. 

Yavapai County Search and Rescue has three Homeless 2 Hero pups on their team and another in training vying for a spot as well. 

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