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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Desperate families looking for a lost pet are getting phone calls from a company called “The Pet Rescue” promising to bring Fido home for a fee. It sounds like a scam, but the company’s owner swears he’s legitimate. So FOX 4 Problem Solver Linda Wagar put him to the test.

Roxy was a beloved family pet, but two months ago the five-year-old Golden Retriever disappeared after a gate was left open at Zac Thielemier’s Kansas City home. When neither Zac nor his wife could find Roxy, he posted an ad on Craigslist.

The next day he got a call. Smelling a scam, he asked not to be called again. But the calls kept coming and eventually Problem Solvers paid the $130 to see what would happen.

Watch Linda Wagar’s full investigation in the video above.