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FOUND: Therapy dog stolen from Las Vegas backyard, owner says

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Posted at 2:13 PM, Feb 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-02 20:31:15-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE 4:30 P.M.: Buddy the therapy dog from Nevada Blind Children's Foundation and his sister, Charli the lab, were found and are soon to be reunited with their family.

A Good Samaritan saw the two dogs in the area of East Russell Road and South Pecos Road and attempted to catch them.

Animal Control was contacted and assisted in rounding up the dogs.

Thanks to the contact info on Charli's collar, the Good Samaritan contacted Emily Smith to let her know the dogs were safely on their way to The Animal Foundation.

Emily is expected to be reunited with the dogs around 5:30 p.m. tonight at The Animal Foundation.

ORIGINAL STORY
The Nevada Blind Children's Foundation is asking for help finding two missing dogs, one of which is a certified therapy dog, the nonprofit says.

The organization believes someone broke into the backyard of the home of its CEO overnight and left the gate open.

Now, the nonprofit says the family's two dogs are missing, including Buddy, who works at NBCF as a certified therapy dog.

The dogs were last seen near Mojave Road and Hacienda Avenue.

Buddy, a brown 9-year-old Newfoundland, is a certified therapy dog, the organization says. He is chipped and was not wearing a collar.

He was with an 8-year-old female Chocolate Lab, Charli.

Charli is a shy dog, says NBCF. She has tags on with her owner's number and is microchipped.

Anyone who finds Buddy and Charli are asked to call the owners at (702) 860-4329.