Suburban teacher raising money to reunite with missing dog

July 11, 2013 8:20:13 AM PDT
A Lake County school teacher is trying to reunite with her beloved dog eight years after it was taken from her.

Round Lake teacher Sheryl Jans gave up her Boston Terrier "Koki" eight years ago when her ex-partner took the dog away.

Koki was recently found in a Hawaii pet shelter, though Jans isn't able to afford airfare to bring the dog home. Well-wishers have rallied around Jans' story, and have donated more than $3,400 to reunite the teacher with her beloved pet.