Missing Upstate K-9 reunited with handler

K9 Jak (From: Oconee Co. Sheriff's Office)

WALHALLA, SC (WSPA) – An Upstate K-9 is being reunited with his handler one day after he went missing.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office had asked for the public’s help finding Jak. The 10-year-old Belgian Malinois was discovered missing around 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Walhalla.

Deputies searched for him through 5 p.m. Thursday.

On Friday morning, the sheriff’s office announced that Jak was found on Chisholm Ranch Drive near the city limits of Walhalla.

Deputies say he appears to be in good shape and was reunited with his handler.

“We want to thank any of our citizens who called us to provide any tips and on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office, we are grateful for any assistance provided,” Jimmy Watt with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office said.