Sgt. Kenneth Chambers and his Australian Shepard/Blue Heeler Mix, Adalida.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- After weeks of searching, an U.S. veteran from Jacksonville is still desperately looking for his therapy dog, which he believes was stolen nearly 40 days ago.
Sgt. Kenneth Chambers said he last saw his Australian Shepard/Blue Heeler Mix, Adalida, outside the Save-A-Lot at 103rd Street and Blanding Boulevard.
Chambers served in Iraq.
"She's more than just a missing dog. That's my heart and soul," Chambers said.
Chambers was playing with Adalida on Aug. 22 in the grocery store parking lot.
He then put her in his mother's car with the windows rolled down and walked inside for a just a few minutes to help his mother bag groceries.
When Chambers came out, Adalida was gone.
"She definitely did not run off," he said. "Someone stole her from me."
From passing out fliers, to plastering her picture around town, Chambers said he has been doing everything he can to find her.
There's even a Facebook page dedicated to bringing Adalida home. There are comments from around the world on the page.
"I love her with every bit of life and every bit of love. I'm going to put up every picture and video I can for more people to be able to see her from every angle," Chambers said.
He's offering a $1,000 reward for Adalida's safe return and says he won't press charges.
Chambers just wants Adalida home.
"I made a promise to her the day I picked her up that I would always take care of her. I would never fail her. I would never let her down. Four years later, I did not realize she would be the one who would take care of me. She absolutely saved my life," he said.
"What do you do for someone who saves your life? My someone happens to have four paws and a bobbed tail and her name is Adalida."
To check out the Facebook page dedicated to bringing Adalida home click here.
First Coast News