Earlier this week an Air Force Veteran from Florida lost his best friend and pet, a lab named Sandy. The dog had been his emotional support dog and a friend that would be there for him during his tough times. For 22 whole days, the dog was missing. Luckily, a pet detective was able to find the dog and reunite him with his owner.
Larry Peteet, who has PTSD, lost his emotional support dog after he was admitted to a hospital following a car accident. Sandy Girl was in the car with him at the time. Before he left the scene of the accident in an ambulance, one of the first responders asked him what he wanted to do with the dog. Peteet asked them to bring the dog to a specific neighbor. Peteet spent three days in the hospital, but when he got out, he could not find his dog Sandy Girl with his neighbor.
“When it first happened, it was all I could do to not freak out and lose my mind,” he explained. “She’s my baby girl, the love of my life. I love her more than anything. So, it’s horrible.” Peteet checked the local animal shelters and dog pounds, but he could not find Sandy. So he reached out to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. But after they could not get any results, Peteet decided to hire a pet detective from Fort Lauderdale named Jamie Katz.
Kats was able to send out public messages that he was looking for the dog. After a few days, a man had contacted him to say that he had Sandy. Apparently, the dog had been abandoned and he took her in. Peteet was beside himself when Katz called to tell him the good news. Katz even filmed the reunion of Sandy and Peteet finally being reunited.