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us the lost husky is found with another family — but his microchip might not be enough for his original owner to get him back

By in Press Enterprise on February 6, 2018

By David Downey, Jeff Horseman

David Guindon had had a stroke and just returned from a rehab center. And he was lonely.

“I thought, ‘You know what — I’d like to get a dog,” Guindon recalled.

The San Bernardino man said that, back in the day, a childhood friend had a husky. “And they were so cool,” he said. So he bought a puppy from a husky breeder.

“Zeus was smart,” he said. The dog did high-fives, turned lights on and off and opened doors.

The open-door trick might be why he’s been gone almost two years. In May 2016, the dog with blue eyes disappeared, and Guindon noticed the front door was cracked open a bit at the time. According to Guindon and a Lake Elsinore animal shelter, the dog is now in the possession of a Lake Elsinore woman whose son has gotten “very attached to the dog” — and who wants to keep it.

Guindon said he was devastated when Zeus turned up missing.

“It was like losing a child, losing your son, or your kid getting lost in a store.”

Guindon searched daily, spoke to neighbors, even “bought a megaphone and … went around in the early evenings yelling his name out.” And he had had the foresight to microchip the dog. But there was no sign of Zeus.

David Guindon, 52, of San Bernardino, holds a flyer he made for his lost Husky named Zeus at his home in San Bernardino, CA., Tuesday, February 6, 2018. David Guindon who microchipped Zeus, then lost the Husky, is trying to get Zeus back after learning that he was in the possession of a Lake Elsinore woman. Zeus is a 3 year old, male Siberian Husky with black and white markings. (Photo by James Carbone for the Riverside Press Enterprise)

‘Absolutely not’

Until a few weeks ago.

Just before Christmas, he said, the microchip […]    

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