A puppy, in training to alert a Tacoma, Washington, man to extreme blood sugar changes, was stolen from her yard on April 9. According to KOMO News, the 14-week-old pit bull puppy named “Jade,” was taken from Drew McNickle’s gated and fenced yard while he was working nearby in his garage.
Even though Jade is still just a pup, she had already assisted McNickle several times when his blood sugar plunged to a dangerous level. McNickle told KOMO:
“I was teaching her to scratch at my leg. If my blood sugar if drops below 60 … she can smell the difference in the chemicals in my body and she could alert me.”
Jade was last seen in the area of 5400 block of South Pine Street and 56th Street and Cedar in Tacoma – she was wearing a black collar when she was stolen. A reward of $1,000 is offered for Jade’s safe return. Anyone who has information about Jade’s whereabouts is asked to call 253-202-3559.
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