Family searching for missing therapy dog

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A Fort Wayne family is desperately searching for their missing therapy dog. The dog, whose name is Tucker, helps his owner with depression, anxiety and seizures.The 4-year-old chocolate brown pitbull went missing on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Angela Cantu said he went missing from the 100 block of Paulding Road near Harrison Street. Tucker managed to get out of his collar, which was attached to a chain and post in their yard. He was last seen near Bishop Luers High School.

Cantu said her daughter, Unique Wesley, has improved significantly since they brought Tucker home but has begun to decline since he went missing.

“We’re all really upset and torn up about it,” said Wesley said tearfully.

Cantu said Tucker has been apart of their family for about three years and does have a microchip. Wesley has put up several fliers around the area in hopes that someone will find him and bring him home.

“We drive around constantly wherever we’re going,” she said. “Even way out [downtown] when we don’t even live in this direction.”

Wesley said they are especially concerned because he has a special diet and takes medications. He cannot eat chicken, pork or beef.

“If he doesn’t get that [medicine] he can get really sick,” she said. “I just don’t want my baby to get sick. I just want to make sure that he’s taken care of and safe and if he was back home, that would be the best situation.”

There is a reward being offered for Tucker’s safe return home. If you find Tucker, please contact Angela Cantu at 260-450-3408.