A disable veteran lost his service dog over the President's Day week-end in Oklahoma City. Marcus Bagwell, a former Army medic, needs his service dog to help him deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a report by KWTV Channel 9 News in Oklahoma City on Feb. 18.
Rayne, Marcus Bagwell's service dog, was lost around 36th Street and Virginia Avenue in Oklahoma City. He let go of her off her leash so she could relieve herself and the dog disappeared.
Rayne is a 5-month-old Pit Bull. She is wearing a black collar with spikes. The leash, still attached, is blue with purple stripes.
“There is something fishy about all of this,” Sharon Collins, from Oklahoma City, said. “Look at the area of town. His service dog, for PTSD, is only 5-months old. She is a Pit Bull wearing a spiked collar. That area of town is known for dog fighting and a lot of strays. It usually takes more than five months to train a PTSD dog. Even an uncertified, but trained, service dog wouldn't wander off like that. I can't imagine a service dog wearing a spiked collar. I know they don't have to wear a vest or special harness, but a spiked collar? I'm guessing he lost his pet and wants her back. I hope I am wrong.”
Marcus Bagwell is offering a $500 reward for the return of his service dog.