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Spokane veteran reunited with stolen dog

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A local veteran whose dog was stolen from him in front of the Spokane courthouse wants to thank anyone and everyone who helped bring his beloved dog, Buck, back to him. A local veteran whose dog was stolen from him in front of the Spokane courthouse wants to thank anyone and everyone who helped bring his beloved dog, Buck, back to him.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Reunited and it feels so good!  A local veteran whose dog was stolen from him in front of the Spokane courthouse wants to thank anyone and everyone who helped bring his beloved dog, Buck, back to him.    

"I was like guess who I found," says Karen Taylor, who works at the courthouse and has grown accustomed to seeing Dave and Buck.    

"Yay! Is all I can say," says Doug Bickford, who initially told KHQ that Buck had been stolen. 

Friday, total elation, from everybody who worked so hard to get the word out, so that Dave Knight, a local veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder could be reunited with his best bud, Buck.    

Taylor dropped Buck off at Dave's door Friday morning.  "It was a very happy reunion," says Taylor.  "It was definitely prayers answered." 

Taylor says she got a call from a woman who found a dog that fit Buck's description, so she went to check it out.  "I knew immediately that it was Buck." 

She drove straight to Knight's house.  "He was in shock.  He was speechless at first."  From there it was nothing but gratitude.   

"He was just amazed that everybody was so worried about him and about his dog," Taylor tells KHQ. 

"It makes me cry to think that he got his dog back," Bickford says, wiping away a tear. 

Bickford now has a different message for the woman who took Buck in the first place.  "Thank you for letting the dog go and having a heart."

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