Service dog reunited with U.S. Marine after being stolen nearly a year ago

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SAN DIEGO, CA - How far would you go to save man's best friend? In this case, it wasn't a man, but a woman who traveled almost fourteen-hundred miles to reclaim her dog after it was stolen.

This journey of lost and found from California to Texas is quite a tale. U.S. Marine Alexandra Melnick and her service dog named Kai, are reunited almost a year later.

Last fall, Kai was stolen from Melnick's home near San Diego.  After putting a plea out on Facebook, she got a tip that Kai may be in Aubrey, Texas near Denton. Thanks to a microchip in Kai's skin, Denton county investigators were able to confirm the dog was Kai.

Melnick suffered a brain injury while serving in Afghanistan. She may have survived the traumatic experience, but now she battles to overcome PTSD. Now Kai can continue to help Melnick do just that.

As one can imagine, being without your dog can be a "ruff" experience.