A Rhode Island boy with special needs is missing his companion dog Brady, who helps him with daily activities.

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Kimberly Stephenson Andrews told Fox 25 that the dog helps her 14-year-old son, who has not been named. The boy’s diagnosis was not revealed.

Brady was possibly taken or lost on Thursday, while the family visited Holbrook, Massachusetts. Andrews said they spent six hours searching for the dog, who needs medication and special foods.