Diabetes patient, service dog reunited after trainer refuses to return it

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - An 11-year-old Type 1 diabetes patient has been reunited with her beloved service dog.

On July 5, Alayna Barnes and her family sent their dog, Major, back to his original trainer, Julie Noyes, of Colorado, after the family said Major stopped detecting insulin levels. But, instead of working with the dog like the family requested, Noyes claimed Major was abused by the Arkansas family and wouldn't send him back.

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The St. Francis County Sheriff later got involved and helped file charges against the trainer for refusing to return the $20,000 dog.

After agreeing to drop the charges, Noyes sent Major back to Alayna. They were reunited Tuesday night at the Clinton National Airport.


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