LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A Nebraska family is thanking the Lincoln community tonight after a missing service dog was found safe.
Dream is a service dog who had only been with her family for a week when she went missing this weekend.
The Hiatt family last saw Dream near 84th Street and Pine Lake Road.
They say they were walking through the park when fireworks from the Husker game went off, and Dream took off running. They haven't seen her since.
The Hiatt's had been waiting for Dream for more than a year.
Gilbert Hiatt was diagnosed with ALS in March and Dream was set to be his service dog. They had just picked her up last weekend, and had stopped to visit their son here in Lincoln on their way back home to North Platte.
"It's just a part missing now," said Cathy Hiatt. "We just can't think that she's out in the woods by herself. We just want to think that somebody just accidentally found her and is waiting to find out who she belongs to."
Dream is an 8-year-old black lab with white fur around her mouth and a mole on her back left hip.
She isn't wearing her service dog vest, but she was wearing a purple collar and black leash when she ran off.
The Hiatt's say they've been looking all over the neighborhood near 84th Street where she disappeared and have put in several calls to local animal shelters.
They've also put up several lost dog signs.
If you see Dream, the family said you can call:
Capital Humane Society - (402) 441-4488 ext. 2
Lancaster County Animal Control - 402-441-7900
Cathy Hiatt's cell phone - (308) 539-0181