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Missing service dog reunites with owner after rollover crash

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Published: Aug. 22, 2017 at 12:40 PM CDT
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LYNDON STATION, Wis. (WMTV) – The service dog who went missing after a rollover crash has been found.

The crash happened near Wisconsin Dells, just outside of Lyndon Station on August 15th.

Kevin's owner Blaze Gottschalk was working with local authorities for more than a week to find the dog. A Facebook

spreading awareness about the missing dog got more than 1,800 likes.

Blaze has anxiety and depression. Kevin is his service dog in training.

"He is my everything, not just the best of my things. He is my everything," Blaze said.

On Tuesday morning two brothers from Lyndon Station, Alex and Kyle Hadac, spotted Kevin along I-94 near the crash site. Kyle, the youngest brother, recognized Kevin from Facebook.

"At first when we were like 'Kevin come here.' he wasn't listening but then we were getting late and we were like 'Kevin come on let's go,' and he started following us then," Alex said.

The boys ended up bringing him to a Reedsburg vet who treated Kevin for some minor injuries. Blaze said the vet told him Kevin had lost about 11 pounds in the eight days he was missing.

Before heading back to their hometown of Minneapolis, Blaze, Kevin and their family celebrated at a Lyndon Station park with some of the people who helped look for Kevin.

There, Blaze met Kyle and Alex. He says he is proud of the boys for doing the right thing and says he can't thank all of the people, including local law enforcement agencies, for spending countless hours helping him reunite with his best friend.

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