A woman was tearfully reunited with her stolen Husky, Semper, two years after he went missing. Kameroun Mares, Semper’s owner, had adopted him as a puppy while undergoing chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She named him Semper Fidelis, which means “always faithful” in Latin, but during her therapy, Semper went missing.
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Kameroun had moved to California from Florida, leaving Semper in the care of her roommate at the time. She searched everywhere for Semper when she heard he was missing, but he was nowhere to be found. She continued searching, posting on the internet and calling rescues and shelters all across Florida, hoping someone would discover him and scan his microchip. Kameroun sought the assistance of Ana Campos, a private investigator, who discovered something unusual. Semper had been registered with AKC Reunite, a service linked to his microchip, by Kameroun.
A year later, someone suggested that Kameroun double-check her AKC Reunite chip. She discovered that a woman had added her name to Semper’s chip a year before. Campos investigated further and found that Semper had been listed on Craigslist for $200. Kameroun’s roommate had sold Semper, and he had been “flipped,” which was why Kameroun had never discovered him.
After hiring a lawyer, a judge found in Kameroun’s favor, and Semper was rescued from the person who had purchased him and returned to Kameroun. She was set to be reunited with Semper after 2.5 years of searching for him. Semper recalls the commands Kameroun taught him and is fitting in well in his new California home.
Kameroun regards Semper as an extension of herself and her heart. She is relieved to have him back in her arms again. The touching reunion was captured on video and can be viewed on social media.
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