ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( – A family heartbroken over the loss of their service dog in training, Max, can now smile again.

Jeri Villarreal said her someone returned the family's dog after it was reported stolen from the Carondelet YMCA parking lot Sunday afternoon.

“They looked in the car and they said he's not here and my son just started screaming,” said Villarreal.

Someone smashed a window out of Villarreal’s car and stole her husband’s dog.

“I saw glass all over the ground,” said Villarreal.

The 14-week-old miniature schnauzer helps with her husband's anxiety, and that's why was important for her family to get their dog back.

“I won't stop until we get him back,” said Villarreal. Betty Stiern saw one the fliers. She owns three dogs, and as her heart breaks for Villarreal’s family, she can't help but be enraged.

“You can't even call it a human that does something that low to someone else,” said Stiern.

Villarreal said they had to put everything that belonged to Max out of sight and in a closet but since he has been found they brought it all back out.

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