Police in Muskegon are asking for your help to find a missing service dog.

"Dugan" is a registered service dog for Tyler Gale. 11-year-old Tyler has autism and is very attached to him.

Police say Dugan was last seen around 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3 at the Gale home. The family lives near the intersection of S. Gettty Street and E. Laketon Avenue.

Tyler went inside to use the bathroom, he left Dugan in the driveway to the home.

"Dugan was placed in the sit position to stay," said Joni Gale, Tyler's mother. "When they came back out within five-minutes Dugan was gone."


Dugan is a reddish-brown Pitbull-Mastiff mix. He has a white spot on his chest and white on his paws.

Dugan is obviously blind in his right eye. He was last seen wearing a blue service dog vest.

"The vest was blue and it states Tyler's service dog," Gale said.

"When Tyler has a meltdown, he lays on top of Tyler and licks his face so Tyler doesn't harm himself," she said.

"That's Tyler's best friend."

Gale suspects someone took Dugan.

"He was stolen because Dugan isn't a dog that would just run off," she said.

If you see Dugan, please contact Tyler's mother, Joni Gale, at (231) 683-0273. The number to the Muskegon Police Department is (231) 724-6750. Tips can also be left with Muskegon County Silent Observer can (231) 72-CRIME.

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Kayla Fortney is a digital producer at WZZM 13. Have a news tip? Email news@wzzm13.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter.