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Service dog missing, young girl depends on her

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WTVR)--It's been six days since someone last reported seeing a service dog that's gone missing in Albemarle County.

When Kylie, an 11-year-old in Fort Worth, Texas, sent her dog to central Virginia for some training, she thought she wouldn't see her for about 60 to 90 days.

Now, Kylie and her family are left wondering if they'll ever get their dog back now that she’s gone missing.

Beta the missing lab

Beta is a black lab, and a lifesaver. Beta's owner Kylie is a diabetic.  The service dog monitors Kylie's blood sugar. Her mom says they have a special relationship.

"The bond between the two of them, I mean, they're inseparable; it’s absolutely amazing to see them together,” said Mindy Calvert.

Beta was in Virginia for training but the trainer said that Beta was spooked by horses and ran off.

"It’s a desperate plea for someone to do the right thing, turn this dog back in, contact us. There's a girl dependent on this medical alert, diabetic alert dog for this organization to promptly return this dog back to the rightful owner, which is that family,” said Dan Warren, with Warren Retrievers.

"I’m not there, I’m not in Virginia. So, it's really hard for me to know exactly what's going on. I can't personally pass out flyers and I can't go knocking on doors and say, 'have you seen her?’”