Chicago Girl Reunites With Missing Service Dog

Family says dog's return shows "anything is possible"

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    A stranger's quick thinking helped bring a priceless pet back to her family- and the little girl she helps keep safe. NBC 5's Rob Stafford has their emotional reunion. (Published Thursday, Jun 26, 2014)

    After five days, a Chicago family's missing service dog has been found.

    The 3-year-old dog, SymPhany, was reunited Thursday with JoBeana Perry and her 10-year-old daughter, NeVaeh.

    Chicago Family Searches for Missing Service Dog

    [CHI] Chicago Family Searches for Missing Service Dog
    A Chicago family is desperately searching for a missing dog, who serves as a service dog to a 10-year-old girl with diabetes, after they believe someone stole the dog from a yard at their South Side home. (Published Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014)

    "I'm so excited," NeVaeh Perry said.

    NeVaeh suffers from Type 1 diabetes and seizures, and SymPhany is trained to alert the family if the girl's blood sugar is too low or high during the night.

    The dog also helped JoBeana Perry, who was hit by car while riding a motorcycle three years ago, learn to walk without a cane.

    "Anything is possible," Perry said before reuniting with SymPhany. "All you have to do is pray and believe and stand on your faith."

    Chicago Girl Reunites With Missing Service Dog

    [CHI] Chicago Girl Reunites With Missing Service Dog
    After five days, a Chicago family's missing service dog has been found. The 3-year-old dog, SymPhany, was reunited Thursday with JoBeana Perry and her 10-year-old daughter, NeVaeh. (Published Thursday, Jun 26, 2014)

    The family believes someone stole the dog Sunday from a yard at their South Side home at East 80th Street and Escanaba Avenue.

    A man saw the dog running on the side of the street and coaxed SymPhany into his car. He contacted police, and the pup was reunited with its family.

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