Joyful Reunion

(WFLA) A disabled Florida veteran was brought to tears Tuesday when he was reunited with his service dog after she went missing in a car wreck.

“I’m a simple person. I lead a simple life. To lose something as important as this dog really, really hurt me,” said Luke Macner.

The accident happened Thursday night, just eight hours after Macner adopted the Rottweiler-German Shepherd Mix through the Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s Pets for Patriots program.

Two days later, the dog named Nina, showed up at Amy Abdnour’s property which is just a few blocks south of the intersection where the accident happened.

“She really found me,” said Abdnour. “I saw her inside my fence and kind of let her be and thought, I don’t know how it got here.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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