If Netflix ’s Don’t F*ck with Cats is anything to go by, the internet will go to great lengths to protect our beloved pets.
So when one sweet pit bull was stolen and found 2,000 miles away from his home, 15 strangers decided to help him get back.The doggo named Zeus is originally from Montanna where he was taken by his owner Cassandra’s ‘friend’. The thief also took other valuable items from Cassandra’s abode. Eventually, Zeus was found in West Virginia, a journey which takes 29 hours by car.
As many airlines ban pit bulls flying with them and because Zeus is a big boi, weighing 73 pounds, he had to be driven back. But Cassandra was unable to make that journey so a relay team of 15 volunteers decided to get the job done. Some of the volunteers were from the Paws Volunteer Transport group who coordinated Zeus’ journey across the U.S. The Kanawha Charleston Humane Association also posted updates about the dog’s trip.
It took over ’30 legs and three sleepovers’ according to Many Paws to reunite Zeus with Cassandra.
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Just in time for Christmas.
Although the story had a happy ending, Cassandra had to spend weeks without her beloved Zeus.He was taken by her friend in October and only returned by kind strangers in December. The Kanawha Charleston Humane Association explained to American news channels that Cassandra’s friend had keys to her apartment and walked out with the doggo.
Two months later, Zeus was found thousands of miles away and the thief was arrested.
It took the volunteers four days to drive through nine states until he was back at home.
Before the long and arduous journey began, Cassandra was able to Facetime with her beloved canine to confirm it was him.Along the way, Zeus made lots of new friends, human and otherwise, joining Missy the dog who was on her way to a shelter in Colorado. One of the volunteers from Many Paws Volunteer Transport, Jenn Robles, told the media: ‘It’s wonderful. ‘This is a great experience, a great opportunity to show the people and communities across the United States offering to help, jumping on this—to help reunite this dog with its family.’
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All’s well that ends well.