After a monthlong search, lots of public appeals through social media, and tremendous volunteer support, Jeremy Renner was happily reunited with his lost French bulldog Hemi last Thursday.
Renner, who offered a $5,000 no-questions-asked reward for Hemi's return, says the 1 1/2-year-old pup wandered from his Los Angeles home after a power outage on July 19 caused the front gate to slide open. The unfortunate incident was the latest for Renner, who lost an 8-month-old French bulldog puppy to heatstroke back in 2008.
A follow-up post to Thursday's happy announcement revealed that a woman had called Hemi's family saying that her son had found the dog but, because there was no chip or tag, did not know who it belonged to.
"The reunion last night was emotional for all, especially his brother dog Digby," according to the post. "The two yelped and cried with happiness to see each other."
Naturally, the first thing the actor did was take Hemi in to be microchipped. He also received a GPS unit for his collar.
"We are touched by the generosity and love you all have shown to a dog you don't even know. Thank you for caring so much."
Related on MNN: