Veteran searching for lost dog

Military veteran is desperate to find his dog, who bolted from hotel

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Anthony Hardin, a military veteran and truck driver, is desperate to find his constant canine companion, Bruce, who broke out of his collar on Wednesday and bolted from outside of a hotel in East Knoxville, Tennessee. The year old English bulldog was last seen running from the Days Inn, across the Asheville Highway, reported Knox News.

On Friday, Hardin told Knox News:

“This is the first time he’s done this and he’s probably scared to death, wherever he is. It’s the longest he’s been without me too, and he has some separation anxiety.”

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Hardin has been walking the area, searching for the dog who helps keep him calm and deal with PTSD – thus far, the searches have not been fruitful. Hardin is offering a $2,000 reward for the safe return of his dog – anyone with information is asked to call 270-227-6156.

(Photo of Bruce via Knox News/Anthony Hardin)

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15 replies
  1. Melissa Gurley says:

    If you live in the area please help this man find Bruce put fliers up everywhere this man stood up for his country and he deserves everyone’s help finding his dog I pray Bruce comes back to soon

  2. Adrienne says:

    Pray Bruce is found today and no one has him and trying to keep him, or god forbid, worse. Hopefully the reward will make someone talk today.

  3. Nancy Raymond says:

    PLEASE look long and hard for Bruce – the reward is large enough that someone will find him, and return him to his owner. Don’t just walk by – step up and find Bruce – Mr. Hardin needs his companion back!

  4. Melissa Gurley says:

    I hope he was found please give us a update many of us are concerned and have shared and prayed if it’s true please give us the good news once in awhile


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