(CELEBRITY PETS) Jeremy Renner didn’t need movie magic to get this happy ending; his beloved pup Hemi is now home safe and sound! The one-year-old French Bulldog had been missing for over a month after a power outage had triggered the actor’s front gate to open. As curious dogs often do, Hemi wandered away from his home in Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles, leaving The Avengers star frantically searching for him. The superhero didn’t rely on his “Hawkeye” powers to get him back, but instead created a Facebook page where he posted a $5,000 reward and a heartfelt plea for help.
Those pleas were finally answered, and Hemi, who needs daily medicine for his hip, is finally back home doing well. The little guy apparently had quite the journey after being found 189-miles away in Visalia, California. As for the extremely grateful Renner, he’s learned his lesson and now has a GPS on Hemi’s collar. So it just goes to show, even superheroes need a little help now and then. Read on for more on Hemi’s adventure. — Global Animal
Jeremy Renner is breathing a sigh of relief after the safe return of his beloved pup, Hemi.
The Bourne Legacy star has been on tenterhooks ever since the one-year-old French Bulldog got loose from his home near popular hiking trail Runyon Canyon in Hollywood, California.
A power outage at the actor’s home caused the front gate to open, allowing the little fella to wander out on July 19.
Desperate to locate his gorgeous tan-coloured missing pooch, the 42-year-old went so far as to create a Facebook page for Hemi, who requires daily medication for a hip condition.
He even offered a $5000 reward with no questions asked.
On Thursday, the father-of-one – who welcomed daughter Ava in March with Canadian model girlfriend Sonni Pacheco – was relieved to get a call from a woman who found the Frenchie with her son a mere 189 miles from his home, in Visalia, California.
A rep for the Hollywood star confirmed the happy development to E! News on Thursday.
‘Hemi is back home. He was found yesterday… in Visalia,’ they said. ‘Jeremy is so happy to have his dog back home.’
The star took to Facebook to announce the dog’s safe return and thank everybody for keeping a vigil.
‘Thank you so much to all of our wonderful fans and followers. Your tireless work, support, faith, and positive messages helped to bring Hemi home.
‘Because of everyone here – and because of everyone YOU shared with – Hemi is safe and sound, and we are all totally elated. We could NOT have done this without you, and for that, you will have our gratitude forever.
‘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. Hemi and Family.’
Hemi is said to be ‘in good general health’ despite his ordeal and recovering at home with his family after getting the once over by the vet.
And just to make sure it doesn’t happen again, the rep confirms, ‘He has gotten new collars and ID tags, and even a GPS unit for his collar!’