Watch at your own risk of crying immediately. Here is the video and audio from Kameroun Mares reunion with her dog Semper today. 😭💙 and Ana Campos Investigations - South Florida. Please keep in mind Kameroun is just 26 years old. She was 23 when this began. For a young girl to have the wherewithal and courage to hire a private investigator and attorney is remarkable. Shame on Petkey pets for causing her to suffer and spend her savings on fighting for her dog back because of the role they played. He was stolen and sold by her roommate 2 1/2 years ago. 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. A lawyer was retained. An ex-parte, pre judgment. writ of replevin and request for a 'break order' was filed. The Judge ruled in her favor and the Sheriff's office seized the dog this morning returning him to the person who always had superior ownership rights. It was a great day. ( Ellen DeGeneres ) ( Good Morning America ) ( Live with Kelly and Ryan) ( Today Show ) ( Kathie Lee and Hoda ) ( The View ) ( Fox & Friends ) ( Morning Express with Robin Meade )Posted by Ana Campos on Thursday, October 18, 2018
While going through chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2013, Kameroun Mares adopted a Husky puppy she named Semper Fidelis, or "always faithful" in Latin. The dog with the fitting name kept Kameroun company during a difficult time in her life, until an unforeseen move that was only supposed to separate the pair temporarily resulted in Semper and Kameroun being apart for more than two years. In 2016, Kameroun had to move from Florida to California for a round of treatments, and her roommate had agreed to keep an eye on Semper. Her roommate called right before Kameroun moved to California permanently to tell her that Semper had gone missing, and a heartbroken Kameroun began a long, bicoastal search for her dog.
"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 told The Dodo. "[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."
After having no luck, the persistent dog owner contacted Ana Campos, a personal investigator, who discovered that there was another owner's name on Semper's chip after buying him on Craigslist for $200. The chip company never called Kameroun. She decided to get a lawyer to help her get her pup back in her arms, and thankfully, the judge ruled in her favor.
"The Sheriff's office seized the dog this morning returning him to the person who always had superior ownership rights," Ana wrote on a video she posted to Facebook of Kameroun and Semper's reunion on Oct. 18. "It was a great day."
See the emotional reunion above — it'll make you want to hold your own pets tight and never let go.