POMONA (CBLA.com) — Confusion surrounds Liam, the lost dog now found, who is being claimed by two families.
Liam ended up in the SPCA in Pomona.
A microchip revealed his owner lived in Arkansas. But when an Ontario woman saw Liam on our news Wednesday evening, she said not so fast.
KCAL9’s Crystal Cruz tries to sort out the mystery.
“You got your puppy back,” Dawn Comstock said excitedly to her children. “We thought he was gone.”
Comstock and her family say they are complete now that their husky mix has been found after he ran away.
” Liam, I missed you,” said Comstock’s daughter, adding a hug for good measure.
On Wednesday, KCAL9 reported the shelter was planning to send Liam to a family in Arkansas, where his microchip was registered.
The Arkansas family’s children were happy to be getting Liam back. There is cellphone video of them jumping up and down on hearing the news that Liam was found. It’s been a few years years since they’ve seen him.
“This is one for the record books,” says James Edward of the Inland Valley Humane Society.
And here’s where the story gets weird.
The Comstock’s say the Arkansas family sold Liam to them but the shelter was unaware of that information until now.
“I didn’t know what to say at first when he was saying it was his dog. It’s just crazy,” said Sean Comstock.
Cruz said the Arkansas family did not return her calls. But they did speak to the shelter, who said Liam was sold to the Comstocks years ago when they lived in Arkansas.
“We are ultimately happy that the dog is going back home to its new owner,” says Edward.
Before Liam heads home, his microchip will be updated with the Comstock’s information.
“I think it’s a perfect example of why you should microchip your dogs and why you should change the microchip paperwork,” said Dawn Comstock.