Family searches for missing service dog - FOX 35 News Orlando

Family searches for missing service dog

Posted: Updated:
COMMERCE, Ga. -

A north Georgia family is searching for a missing dog that is not just a pet but a valued member of the family. The Wilson family says their black lab, Lucy, is a service dog who not only helps a disabled family member but also is a constant companion.

For a week, Ashley Wilson has posted flyers and searched the woods for Lucy.

Wilson got Lucy for her father, Shane, after he lost a leg in a motorcycle accident. She's not just a pet but the family's service dog, helping Shane Wilson with his needs around the house and his office.

"He was very lonely at the time and just struggling with his disability and having a prosthetic leg, so I told my husband, ‘we need to do something.'  So the best thing I could think of was get him a dog because it's a companion that can be with him all the time to share in his sorrows and his joys as well," said Ashley Wilson.

"I fall down a lot, obviously, with this prosthetic and she'll come right up and gives me something to grab a hold of and get up.  She opens the door for me at the shop when I'm carrying stuff," said Shane Wilson.

A week ago, the dog jumped out of his truck near the Tanger Outlets in Commerce, leading family members to put out the word about this special dog.

"Got on the freeway, looked in the rear view, no Lucy.  I turned around immediately, I came back, started asking people. Nobody saw her," said Shane Wilson.

Now family members say neighbors told them they saw Lucy around a lake just outside of Commerce.  They've been focusing their search not just at the lake, but also at neighborhoods around it, asking anyone for information on this missing special dog.

"I can't get any work done, I can't keep my mind on the job," said Shane Wilson.

The family has set up a Facebook page
to take in any leads to help them find Luck and say the public continues to send in their tips.

They've also offered a $500 reward for her return.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Police searching for shooter in Sandy Springs

    Police searching for shooter in Sandy Springs

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:33:03 GMT
    Police are searching for a shooter in Sandy Springs after a man was shot multiple times and seriously injured.
    Police are searching for a shooter in Sandy Springs after a man was shot multiple times and seriously injured.
  • Inspectors survey ladder truck that injured 3 firefighters

    Inspectors survey ladder truck that injured 3 firefighters

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:29:13 GMT
    Inspectors were on site Thursday afternoon trying to figure out what went wrong with a ladder truck that seriously injured three Hall County firefighters during a training exercise Tuesday.
    Inspectors were on site Thursday afternoon trying to figure out what went wrong with a ladder truck that seriously injured three Hall County firefighters during a training exercise Tuesday.
  • Woman charged with DUI, Sandy Springs officer injured in GA 400 crash

    Woman charged with DUI, Sandy Springs officer injured in GA 400 crash

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:38:24 GMT
    Police tell FOX 5 that a 39-year-old woman was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane after crashing into a Sandy Springs patrol car on Wednesday.
    Police tell FOX 5 that a 39-year-old woman was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane after crashing into a Sandy Springs patrol car on Wednesday.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices