A tragic tale became an epic reunion between a lost dog and the woman who never gave up looking for him. The two have finally seen each other after more than two years of frantic attempts and a great deal of hope!
In 2013, Kameroun Mares and her beloved dog met for the first time.
The cute Husky was only a puppy at the time, and Kameroun needed a companion more than ever as she battled a serious form of cancer. Semper Fidelis, which means “always faithful” in Latin, was the name she gave to her cute furry friend. And Semper was never betrayed by the woman who adored him more than anything else in the world.
However, something horrible happened in 2016. Kameroun needed to fly to California to begin her treatment, so she left Semper with her roommate. However, she received a call that broke her heart. Her beloved Husky had vanished.
Kameroun, distraught, had tried desperately to locate Semper. She put up posters and notices all over town, even online, but her dog seemed to have disappeared. Fortunately, the woman never gave up hope, and a year after Semper went missing, she continued to look for him. She also sought assistance from Ana Campos, a private investigator. It was then that she discovered something unusual.
“While in California, I continued my hunt for a year, posting fliers on pet pages, calling 15 vets in the area where I used to live about him, calling the humane societies about him, shelter,” Kameroun told THE DODO.
“When I asked Ana Campos for more assistance, she advised me to double-check her AKC Reunite chip. So, in May 2017, she went to the humane society, and they searched online… That’s when she learned that a woman had applied her name to Semper’s chip a year before, on April 11, 2016.”
The company that microchipped Semper for the second time never tested to see whether he already had a chip or whether he had a previous owner. Semper was put up for sale on Craigslist for $200 not long after. Semper had never shown up because of this.
Still, after two and a half years and several tears, Kameroun and Semper were about to meet for the first time in a very emotional reunion. “Being able to be there and play a part in this reunion was one of the most memorable days of my life. Kameroun explained, “I see him as an extension of myself and my heart.” “Thank goodness he’s back in my arms!”