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Stolen Dog Trained to Work With Disabled Vets Found Badly Injured


“Bear” treated for broken arm at animal hospital.

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (KTLA) — A stolen therapy dog trained to work with disabled U.S. veterans underwent treatment Tuesday after being found badly injured.

“Bear,” a black-and-tan German shepherd, was reported stolen June 19 from a backyard in Hawthorne, Richard Davis of The Bodyguard Group said.

A $10,000 reward was offered Monday for information leading to Bear’s return.

Soon after the reward was announced, a woman reported she found Bear in her back yard.

Bear was treated for bruised ribs, a broke leg and head trauma, Davis said.bear

The Beverly Hills-based The Bodyguard Group provides referrals services to celebrities and political officials and offers free job placement for Navy SEAL and other former military service members.

In addition to Bear’s private security duties, he also volunteered at local hospitals where he visited veterans and sick children.

It was unclear if the woman who called Davis would receive the reward.

Police were still investigating the case.