A woman with cancer was reunited with her beloved dog who went missing over two years ago. These are mages of a woman seeing her dog again.
The woman named Kameroun Mares, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia back in 2013. At that time, she was depressed and broken. Thankfully, her life and her health had changed for the better after she got a husky puppy named Semper. The husky came into her life at a time when she needed love and companionship the most.
According to Mares, the husky was named after Semper Fidelis, which means ‘Always Faithful’ in Latin. “He’s always been faithful to me,” Mares toldThe Dodo. They loved each other and formed a strong bond.
But sadly, Semper had gone missing while Mares was traveling to California for further medical treatments in 2016. When she returned, she and her roommate searched everywhere to find her beloved dog, but he had seemingly vanished into thin air. She continued to contact shelters in Florida, posted up fliers via pet sites, and walked the neighborhoods – nothing.
“For a year, I continued searching while in California, posting up fliers via pet sites, calling 15 vet places around were I used to live over there about him, calling the humane societies about him, shelters,” Mares said. “[I] posted info about him on Facebook, lost dog forums, and pages and groups. Every day I waited for a phone call about someone finding him … His microchip is registered to me since he was 3 months [old] … yet I received nothing. I was worried sick about him, and missed him dearly.”
That’s when Mares reached out to Ana Campos, a private investigator, to help track down her beloved dog.
“A year into this someone suggested she [Mares] check her AKC Reunite chip again. So she went to the humane society in May 2017 and they checked online … That is when she discovered that a year earlier, on April 11, 2016, a woman added her name to Semper’s chip,” Campos toldThe Dodo.
According to Campos, it was Mare’s roommate who sold Semper. “He was stolen and sold by her roommate 2 1/2 years ago,” Campos wrote on Facebook. “She was told he was lost on April 30, 2016. But on April 11, 2016 the buyer added their name to his AKC Reunite ‘registered chip’. They registered this registered chip on Petkey pets instead. Petkey pets did not bother to see if he was chipped already.”
After fighting to get her dog back in court from the person who bought Semper online, the judge ruled in Kameroun’s favor and Semper was returned to Kameroun. And besides it turned out that the person whom the woman gave the dog he put the dog for selling.Fortunately, they finally met after long isolation and now enjoy their lives together.
“He still remembers the commands and tricks that I taught him,” Mares said. “My special favorite one is the ‘go home’ command … I tell him, ‘Semper, go home. Where’s home? Go home.’” And Semper finds the exact right doorstep.
“I see him as an extension of myself and my heart,” Mares said. “I am glad I have him back in my arms.”
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