BA mother looking for missing therapy dog

Posted at 4:41 PM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 19:13:01-04

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. -- A Broken Arrow mother is looking for answers after her therapy dog went missing April 15.

Posters are scattered through the Southbrook neighborhood in Broken Arrow. Harley isn't just a dog to the DeShazer family, but a life saving took for one mother.

"Whenever the windstorm came it kind of messed up the fence a little bit," Hidi DeShazer said.

Even the slightest bit of space may have been enough.

“If she was really determined she might have been able to," DeShazer said.

DeShazer has walked along with her fence line a thousand times and there's still no sign of her 5-year-old Yorkie, Harley.

"She’d do anything to protect me," she said.

The backyard is Harley's favorite spot.

“She was always outside running, playing with my son," DeShazer said.

She is a small dog with life-saving powers.

“I passed out a couple times and she started licking my face, paw around my cheeks and she would wake me up," DeShazer said.

The mother was diagnosed with a heart condition at 16.

“I have SVT, Supraventricular Tachycardia, for no reason at all my heart rate can get up to 220 or 240 in a matter of seconds," DeShazer said.

Doctors recommended a therapy dog. Now, DeShazer relies on Harley to survive.

“I don’t know if she’s passed away or if somebody has her," she said.

There are posters on most corners in the neighborhood.

“She was brave," DeShazer said.

Dog food is still in the bowl and there's a little bit of water, it's a sign the family is planning for Harley's return.

If you see Harley, call the Broken Arrow Police Department. You can also contact Hidi at 918-399-5577.

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