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“She’s my whole life” North Carolina man reunites with service dog stolen in car theft

The owner discovered Jolene had been found after someone shared the post on the humane society’s Facebook page with him.
Published: May. 26, 2021 at 10:50 AM EDT|Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 10:28 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Morristown Hamblen Humane Society helped a man reunite with his missing service dog Tuesday.

According to the humane society, Jolene was brought in as a stray on Monday. Jolene had been inside a car when it was stolen in North Carolina, according to a report from the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office.

Staff members attempted to call the number on the dog’s tags but were unable to get ahold of anyone. They later learned the owner’s phone was also in the car when it was stolen.

The owner, Aaron Morris of Waynesville, North Carolina, discovered Jolene had been found after someone contacted him from seeing the post on the humane society’s Facebook page.

Jolene and Morris reunited Tuesday after five days of being apart.

“She was so happy. It was almost enough to make you cry,” said Pam Velder, the Executive Director of the Morristown Hamblen Humane Society.

Such a happy ending!! We learned last night that Jolene, who was brought in as a stray on Monday, had been inside a car...

Posted by Morristown Hamblen Humane Society on Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Morris said Jolene has been with him through his darkest times, including several suicide attempts.

“It’s really hard to snap out of certain situations and she just somehow can get people to snap out of things.”

Morris’ car was located in Cocke County, Tennessee on Wednesday.

“There’s no stronger love bond between me and her than anyone in this world. We love each other more than life itself,” said Morris.

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