Dying veteran's service dog is missing

Dying veteran’s beloved dog is missing – help bring Murphy home

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The search is on for a service dog who belongs to a military veteran diagnosed with terminal cancer. Murphy, a two-year-old Belgian Malinois, belongs to 72-year-old Morris Collins, who is currently hospitalized. As reported by News 3 Las Vegas, Murphy disappeared two weeks ago from Morris’ home in Centennial Hills.

Finding Murphy

Collins’ neighbor, Jacki Scaturro, is heading up the search effort for the missing dog – she hopes to reunite Collins and his beloved pet as soon as possible. Scaturro told KTNV, “He is very ill, and this will make him whole again. In the last weeks of his life, I want to bring Murphy home.”

Scaturro has been utilizing social media to raise awareness about the missing dog – two days ago she wrote:

Murphy is still missing.
It’s been two weeks now since he’s been gone.
Last sighting of him that I know of was Thursday Dec 6 in the evening time on Oso Blanca & Durango.
Murphy’s owner (my friend /neighbor) has been diagnosed with cancer & still in the hospital. I recently broke the news to him that his beloved service dog is missing. As expected, it crushed him.


He has maybe a few months left & he doesn’t have much family. My goal is to be able to find Murphy safe & walk him into that hospital. PLEASE SHARE & help me bring back Murphy. He is very much missed!

Please call if you see Murphy

Scaturro wrote, “Contact me (702)862-0622 with any info”

2 years old approx 65 lbs
Male Belgian Malinios
Unaltered- Brown with Black face & black paws
No collar on but microchipped

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Yesterday:  Someone cut dog’s tendons – investigation to find the cruel person responsible. More here.

Just an adorable game of hide and seek!

Hold me please


5 replies
  1. Dalma Bugg says:

    Adding my Thoughts and Prayers for Murphy to be found and safe and well so he can be reunited with his master, and that his master maybe able to hold on to see Murphy again and say his goodbyes.

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Poor do g is probably looking for his owner. Whoever was taking care of the dog dropped the ball on this one. I hope he is found and reunited with his owner.


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