ALIE is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, educating children, and parents concerning child abduction safety issues.  We provide bloodhound dogs to law enforcement to help find missing children.  August 4, 2021.  

Our Motto 

 "Hope is the final masterpiece."

Aleszandra Ariel Berrelez

- Aleszandra Ariel "Alie" Berrelez -

ALIE K-9 Crenshaw and Deputy Caleb Austin

Peacher Hoyle, Staff Writer  November 15, 2017

Tippah County Sheriff Department, Ripley, Mississippi
gains new Canine Officer.

RIPLEY - The Tippah County Sheriff Department added a new member to their team on Saturday, Nov. 4.

That new addition is a 10-week-old bloodhound named "Crenshaw" who will be joining the K-9 Unit. The bloodhound was named after TCSD fallen officer, Deputy Dewayne Crenshaw.

Crenshaw was donated to TCSD by Haley Haycraft, a breeder from Clarkson, Kentucky, through the ALIE Foundation.

The ALIE Foundation educates families concerning the dangers of child abduction and provide bloodhounds to Police K-9 Units to help locate missing and abducted children.

The non-profit organization was founded in Denver, Colorodo  in 1993 in memory of Aleszandra Ariel "Alie" Berrelez, an abducted and then murdered child from Englewood, Colorado.

ALIE operates on donations from the general public which are 100% tax-deductible. They accept monetary gifts, checks, grants, vehicles, farm machinery, boats, land, farms, ranches, houses, real estate, wills and in-kind donations of value.

Tippah County Sheriff Karl Gaillard says that the department applied for Crenshaw with the foundation in mid-summer and were approved sometime in October. Crenshaw was soon located by the foundation and Gaillard then personally drove to Kentucky to pick him up.

"He still has about a year's worth of training to complete before he will begin duty," says Gaillard.

Gaillard says that Crenshaw's handler will be Deputy Caleb Austin and that he will be used for to help locate any lost child or elderly person. Gaillard says that Crenshaw will also be used to help aid in the capturing of wanted persons.

"We don't have a problem with abducted children in our area but we do have some children and elderly that will wander off into woods or something," said Gaillard.

ALIE K-9 Hunter, Deputy Tony Bullock, Rockcastle County Sheriff, KY

K-9 Hunter is an ALIE Foundation, Inc. Bloodhound.  Hunter was named long before he was born in Amarillo, Texas.  Hunter was named by Viewers of the show Crime Watch Daily in Burbank, California.  Hunter was one of two bloodhounds that Richard and Leticia Berrelez, founders of ALIE Foundation, would select from breeders wishing to donate bloodhounds to ALIE. 

The viewers submitted hundreds of names for two bloodhounds that would later be selected by Richard and Leticia.  The names that were selected through a process were Hunter and Sawyer.  After the search for the bloodhounds the first bloodhound was donated by Tara Williams and her two children were asked to pick one of the two names.  They picked Hunter for this pup who is now a trained adult police bloodhound.

Thanks To Heros
Cochise County Sheriff's Office

Cochise County Sheriff's Office - Mark J. Dannels Sheriff

A Phoenix police officer who was shot during a gun battle with a burglary suspect Yesterday has died.

According to Phoenix news outlets who attended a media briefing today Chief Joe Yahner said that the family members of Officer David Glasser have said their final goodbyes and the organ donation process was underway.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the Glasser family," Yahner said.

"After the organ donation process is complete, Officer Glasser will be transported to the medical examiner's office," Yahner added. "Tragically, we will begin planning a funeral."

"Dave served his community and he continues to serve right now as he is donating his organs for the betterment of people he doesn't even know," Yahner said. "We lost a hero, we lost an outstanding member of our community, a father and a great police officer."

Yahner called Glasser an inspiration to his family, co-workers and the community. He said the department is struggling with the loss and asked for the community's support.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said today,"we will never forget his service, we will never forget him or the family he leaves behind."

"We are deeply and eternally indebted to Officer Glasser for his service and sacrifice on our behalf," Gov. Doug Ducey said in a statement. "It's times like this that we must remember that, for our men and women in blue, no call is routine. We must continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with those who serve under the badge."

Wednesday's shootout near 51st Avenue and Baseline Road started after a man called 911 saying his son had stolen his guns. Officers responded to the burglary-in-progress call and made contact with the suspect in his vehicle, Sgt. Vincent Lewis said. That's when the suspect opened fire at the officers.

Yahner said as many as six officers returned fire, killing the suspect.  Police have not identified the burglary suspect.

This is the 13th officer-involved shooting in the Valley in 2016. There were an additional 10 officer-involved shootings outside of the Valley this year.

Sheriff Mark Dannels said, "it is not the color of the uniform or the name on the badge that people look for in their time of need. We are all one fraternal family and we have just lost a son. Please keep Officer Glasser's wife and children in your thoughts and prayers as well as his Phoenix Police Department family who have all suffered such a great loss."  Please stay safe out there!

ALIE K-9 Butch Cassidy, Deputy John Fyler, Fremont County Sheriff, WY
Butch Cassidy is a purebred bloodhound in constant training in Fremont County Wyoming.  He is personally being trained by Officer John "Red" Fyler who has trained two previous ALIE Foundation, Inc. bloodhounds.  Both bloodhounds proved to do well in their training.  

The Foundation has been providing bloodhounds to law enforcement since June of 1993. Wyoming has received several of the bloodhounds that have gone out to most of the states in America.  As many of our supporters know, the main purpose of these bloodhounds is to find missing children when they are lost or abducted.  Even though they can be utilized in several other types of cases.

Officer Fyler has been successful in many of the cases he has worked in his county and surrounding counties in Wyoming.  A bloodhound will always be as good as his trainer is in his training techniques.  We look forward to Butch Cassidy's success in his training and cases with Red Fyler. 

ALIE K9 Hunter, Kentucky
This pup with no name now has a name, Hunter.  Hunter is now 3 months old.  He was born on October 2, 2015.  He is now in training and will continue his training for the rest of his working years.  Hunter will be working out of Mount Vernon, Kentucky at the Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office with Deputy Tony Bullock.    

Our Special Thanks to three very considerate children for donating their 2 week old male bloodhound puppy to ALIE Foundation, Inc. to help find children everywhere. This new pup will go to a police department somewhere in the United States once he turns 8 weeks old.  His job will be in law enforcement.  We also offer our thanks to all law enforcement officials for all their time and effort in searching for children every time they receive a call of a missing child. 

The new pup will be train to be an Official Police K-9 and his job will be to search for missing and abducted children. His future will make a difference in the life or death of a child. Thanks to all our supporters since 1993 and hundreds of bloodhound donors and bloodhound handlers in law enforcement for remembering ALIE. 

Denver, Colorado Public Event, Families of Homicide Victims.

Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons is a group of people that get together for their annual meeting every year.  Around 16,238 Americans are murdered every year.  This includes police officers, seniors, parents, young man and women, and many are small children.  My granddaughters was 5 years old when she was murdered. 

I am honored that I was invited to speak to this group of concerned
Americans. My wife, Leticia Sada Berrelez and I were there. I have been asked to talk about hope. Is there any hope? I believe there is, I believe that there is hope for people to stop murdering people. What ever happen to self control? Many Americans have to stop acting on their anger and control it instead. Since these people know they have out of control anger they have to be responsible for themselves and get the help they need. Nobody else can do it for them. 

There is hope for families of homicide victims but I understand that during times of great loss it seems like there is no hope. The loss is forever and we just have to believe and hope that healing will come.  

I went in for a medical examination. They checked me for a cancerous tumor or cancer in my bones. I am not in the best of my health and I was ready for any results good or bad. All was well, it was not cancer. When there is nothing else there is always hope. 


Rocket, Denver, Colorado by DIA
Rocket New4 Denver

In this news footage you see me working with Rocket, an American Bulldog who is my son's and wife's watch dog. I know him very well and he also knows me like he knows himself. I decided to put him to work by having him trail for me for a few demonstrations. He decided to cooperate and make me proud by showing off. I have train him to do other fun things but I have never train him to trail before.

There are really only two kinds of cadaver dogs. Those requested by law enforcement working murder cases and those that are independent directly request by the families of the victim. In law enforcement most cadaver dogs are train to track or trail before they are train to become a cadaver search dog. Not all working dogs like searching for cadavers, many will reject it.

Most dogs prefer to find people that are alive at the end of their trail or search. In trailing and tracking the dog takes you to the person you are looking to find. In a cadaver search you take the dog to the cadaver where you have a positive idea of the specific area where you believe the cadaver is located. In order to track or trail a person the dog will track a person by looking for ground disturbance. In trailing the dog will lock into the scent coming from a person's body which are the skin cells.

In a cadaver search the dog is not tracking or trailing the dog is detecting the smell coming from the cadaver. The smell of a cadaver penetrates through the ground or water if the cadaver was buried or disposed of in a body of water. Tracking dogs, trailing dogs, and cadaver search dogs are very special dogs that are capable of doing their job by going through a lot of training and continues training." 

ALIE K9 Doc Holiday, Riverton, Wyoming
Doc Holiday
September 13, 2013

"Thank you Richard, latest news on Doc Holiday.........we were involved in a search and FIND of a kidnapper.............the subject slit open the young girls screen in her bedroom, took her away from her home.  Our bloodhound Doc Holiday was used 28 hours later. The kidnapper carried her away, she was 9 years old….We went into her home and gathered scent articles, used them to scent and track her scent from her home and tracked to the suspects residence about fourteen blocks away..................GOT THE S.O.B..................girl is safe.

As you know I can not give you more details because of hampering the case........we want him to go away .............this IS one of your finest bloodhounds you have put out in law enforcement…………Doc is comin on 9 years old, so sad, but we still use him, we nailed the coffin on this guy, it was Docs tracking that acquired the search warrant !!!!.............We just used him in a wilderness search about 100 miles from here, we were flown in a helicopter to the wilderness, landed hot and were extracted hot...........I love Doc so much as I think he is the best ever.......some times I wish doc and I would meet with you again before he passes on................please keep up the great work you do, we will also until we can not anymore............I want another bloodhound, but not until doc can not go understand I hope......... "John, Red, Fyler and Doc Holiday."   

Bloodhound Doc Holiday Died October 6, 2014

Frontier Airlines, Denver International Airport
Frontier Airlines Crew
The Bloodhound Project has been around since 1993 and has been active to this day.  Out of more than 500 bloodhounds for law enforcement the larger percentage have been transported by Frontier Airlines out of Denver, Colorado.  Many things have change since 1993.  We begin by transporting bloodhounds by driving all over the country to deliver them to police departments.  

At times we would drive to get the hounds from breeders in other states on our way to deliver them to their designation in another state.  In one trip we drove to Florida with 6 bloodhounds with us inside our vehicle to deliver one bloodhound. The other five went along for the adventure and once back in Colorado we drove one to Oregon and another to Washington State.  It wasn't in our heart to leave any of them behind. 

When we started flying them with Frontier Airlines and other airlines we would fly them from the age of 3 months to adult in cabin.  We rarely flew them in cargo since they were welcomed in cabin.  The bloodhounds flew for free since they were part of a very special project, to be trained to find abducted or missing children.  Other assignments for them would be to trail and track down criminals on the run.  They would be in danger of being killed on criminal cases or being run over by traffic while focused on a scent.  There is a risk of danger to bloodhounds that work in law enforcement like the officers that put their life at risk each day. 

We still drive them to their designation every once in awhile. The last time we drove four thousand miles to deliver a bloodhound to North Carolina.  This particular department has worked with a total of four bloodhounds from ALIE.  Several airlines will not fly large dogs in cargo or cabin anymore.  For this reason, the bloodhounds we still fly are no older than 8 weeks old.  We can fly these pups in cabin since they are small enough to fit in a flexible kennel under the front seat.  Sometimes a police department will request an adult bloodhound and if we have access to a hound that will work for them we will drive it to it's job in law enforcement.

ALIE K-9 Adam, Ashville, North Carolina 

Growing up in Frio County, Texas I entertained myself by looking at pictures of dogs in Encyclopedia Britannica.  I would always admire the Bloodhound and the English Mastiff.  I told myself that someday I would get my own dog and buy a Mastiff. I have never own a Mastiff to this day.  

Never would I have thought that someday I would end up spending most of my time living and working with bloodhounds, much less traveling thousands of miles to deliver them to law enforcement. 

To this day bloodhounds come and go out of my hands and I have never kept one for myself.  Close to 500 bloodhounds have come through our home and out to law enforcement all over the country. 

To me each one represents Alie and their purpose is as Alie spoke to my heart, "Grandpoppy let them go so they can find children like Yogi found me."

If your police department needs a bloodhound for their K-9 Unit  we can be of service to you.   Please contact us anytime, thank you for the opportunity to serve you.  Email by clicking on Adam. 
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