Missing dog training to help owner cope with PTSD found - WNEM TV 5

Missing dog training to help owner cope with PTSD found

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

A puppy, known as Big Foot, that went missing while being trained to help calm his owner’s PTSD has been found.

Owner Karrie Sayan said the 10-week-old puppy is back home after it was recovered by Saginaw County Animal Control.

She said her and her husband Edward Sayan, who is an Army veteran, were completely distraught after their puppy went missing in Saginaw Tuesday afternoon.

Edward said he suffers from PTSD and seizures after serving in Desert Storm.

“I got the dog to help me out with my PTSD because I was going to turn him into a service dog,” he said.

Edward said they only had the puppy for about a week before he went missing.

The family said it was their worst nightmare come true within a matter of minutes. 

The Sayan's said Big Foot was found in a "cat trap" a few houses away. It appears the puppy got into the trap, ate some food, and then fell asleep.

They were able to claim their puppy late Wednesday after TV5 aired their story.

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