ANCHORAGE, Ak — Wasilla community members began fundraising and working with Midnight Sun Service Dogs to get a new medical service dog after 8 year old Wyatt Reinhart's dog "Abby" was discovered dead on Friday.
Reinhart, who has autism, worried he would never see his dog again in an interview about a week ago. Unfortunately, he was right.
Reinhart's family worried the dog had been stolen from their yard, but soon discovered Abby was no longer alive.
Wyatt's big sister, Jamie, said they had found the dog close to their home at a nearby lake and it appeared that she had drowned.
Wasilla residents have been working to raise money to provide a new service dog for Wyatt through the Midnight Sun Service Dogs organization.