War Vet Needs Help Finding Missing Service Dog 1/5/13
CBS 7 News
January 5, 2013
MIDLAND- They’re known as our four-legged friends, and for dog owner and trainer, Teresa Tuttle, her dog Spree is that and more.
“She brings me joy, she brings my calm,” said Tuttle. “She’s my best friend.”
And that’s why she’s helping a war vet, who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder find his missing service dog.
“This man needs a dog to get through his everyday. The dog is there to deal with anxiety and it’s there when he’s feeling overridden and needs to clam down,” said Tuttle. “It’s their job to do that naturally, but the dog is trained for this man.”
The blue heeler, named Bruce, was last seen on January second on Chuklar and Golf Course in Midland.
The owner believes Bruce took off with his wife’s dog by squeezing underneath the fence of his backyard.
His wife’s dog came back, but Bruce is still missing.
Tuttle said service dogs do not run off, and believes someone may have Bruce, and just needs to know Bruce is a soldier’s best friend.
If you have seen Bruce, contact Teresa at: 432-638-7984.
Bruce is described as: extremely gentle, and has a big black spot on his back that goes down his left side.
He has black ears and red paws.