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Essex: Devastated mother's desperate search to find missing autism support dog

A mother from Bradwell in Essex says she's been left heartbroken after a puppy her son was given to help with his autism has gone missing.

Rex, a six-month-old American bulldog, hasn't been seen since last Wednesday.

Rex is a registered autism support dog for Mari's five-year-old son Tim.

"From the minute that he saw him his eyes just welled with tears and he was smiling and he said "Mummy, look this is Rex." He named him within two minutes," Mum Mari Wood told ITV News Anglia.

"That's the hardest bit, knowing that I don't know where he is and I don't know when he is going to come back."

Mum heartbroken after son's puppy goes missing

Have you seen missing Rex?

A mother from Bradwell in Essex says she has been left heartbroken after a puppy her son was given to help with his autism has gone missing.

Rex, a six-month-old American bulldog, has not been seen since last Wednesday.

Mari Wood has been handing out posters to help find him. Rex is a registered autism support dog for Mari's five-year-old son Tim. He has not been told that the puppy is missing.

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