UPDATE, 11/13/17, 8:30 p.m.: Patience has been found! Action News Jax's Christy Turner was there as the man and his dog were reunited.
Original story below:
The Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach communities are asking for the public's help finding a homeless man's service dog.
Photos of Patience, a Great Dane mix, were posted to the Neptune Beach, Florida Facebook group.
Patience was stolen from her owner at the beaches, according to the Facebook post by Carolyn Stieh Cawthon.
She is an emotional support companion that is just over a year old.
She weighs between 70 and 75 pounds and has one blue eye and one brown eye. She is chipped and her chip has not been scanned.
"Somebody has taken her and is keeping her, and she needs to be returned to her family," Cawthon said in the Facebook post. "Please, please, please watch for her and message me if you see her."
Cawthon is asking anyone who sees her to call 813-205-3470.
This is Patience. She has been stolen from her owner, a homeless man in the Neptune Beach/Atlantic Beach area. Patience has been well cared for, has never suffered neglect and has had a very happy life with her homeless human. She is an essential emotional support companion and her human is absolutely broken.
Patience is just over a year old, weighs between 70lbs. And 75lbs, and has one blue eye and one brown eye. She is a Great Dane mix. She is chipped and her chip has not been scanned. Somebody has taken her and is keeping her, and she needs to be returned to her family. Please, please, please watch for her and message me if you see her.
I can be contacted for a pick up at any time at (813) 205-3470, and I will return her to her rightful person.
Also, please share this message throughout the area.
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