HAWTHORNE (CBSLA.com) — A free-job referral group for U.S. veterans Monday announced a $10,000 reward for a stolen K-9 unit.READ MORE: What To Expect As 'Supercharge' Storm Moves Into SoCal
“Bear”, a black-and-tan German shepherd service dog, was reported stolen on June 19 from West 118th Street and Birch Avenue in Hawthorne, according to Richard Davis of The Bodyguard Group.
A certified K-9 unit service work dog, Bear also volunteered at local hospitals and performed tricks for U.S. veterans and sick children.READ MORE: Associate Pastor Shot To Death At Compton Intersection
Any attempt to sell a certified service work dog is a felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
Established in 1967, the Beverly Hills-based The Bodyguard Group provides referrals services to celebrities and political officials and offers free job placement for Navy SEAL and other former military service members.MORE NEWS: Vigil Held To Honor Life Of Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins Killed In Movie Set Shooting
Anyone with information on Bear is asked to call (310)713-1591.