Desperate search underway for veteran’s emotional support dog

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A desperate search is underway for a disabled veteran’s emotional support dog who bolted during fireworks on the Fourth of July in Magnolia Springs, Alabama. The senior pit bull, named “Tito,” is a constant companion to Simon Flarity, who served two tours of duty in the Marines, reports WLWT News.

Flarity has been conducting non-stop searches in the area and a reward of $1,000 is offered for Tito’s safe return. On Saturday morning, Flarity posted a Facebook update about the search to friends and family:

Got a call yesterday evening, that Tito Flarity was hit by a car. The driver was 99% sure it was Tito. Unable to sleep, 12 of us got in a line and searched the thick woods west of Lipscomb Rd. North of 98. With headlamps and flashlights we searched through heavy brush and swamp, where the driver saw the dog run after being hit. I terminated the search at 3:15 am last night without any sign of Tito. I need South Fairhope searched hard today. Pray Hard, Search Hard, and Believe!!! Tito is looking for me, just as hard as we are looking for him.

A fundraiser to help increase the reward, and secure the help of professional pet finders, has been created. Click here to read more.

(Images GoFundMe and Screenshot WLWT News)

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10 replies
  1. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Prayers you find him quickly maybe an animal Communicator could help you and show you where to look.

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  2. Red says:

    This is horrible…..but my questions is this…. EVERYONE knows that the 4th of July is terrifying to animals. Why was Tito NOT locked in a home?

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  3. John says:

    Whoever Stole this Support Dog. Please return Him. If you had a Support Dog, How would you like it if some Jerk Stole your Dog???

    Reply

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