Zeus was stolen from his home in Montana and was recently found 2,000 miles away in West Virginia. The pit bull returned home after four days on the road, thanks to the 15 dog-loving volunteer drivers.
Zeus lives with his human, Cassandra Rasmussen, and her two girls in Butte Montana. A visiting friend allegedly stole Zeus, along with Cassandra’s possessions, two months ago. Cassandra and her kids prayed that Zeus would somehow be returned to them, safe and sound. And that prayer is about to come true.
The thief was caught in West Virginia, and Zeus still with him. Zeus was taken to Kanawha Charleston Humane Association. When they ran a scan on Zeus’ microchip, they learned that Cassandra owns the dog and resides in Montana.
The shelter’s executive director, Chelsea Staley, reached out to Cassandra through a video call to confirm Zeus’ identity. Since that call, Zeus became happier and cheerful, as if he knows he was going home.
But there’s one major problem. Zeus wasn’t allowed to board a commercial flight, and Cassandra couldn’t drive to West Virginia herself to fetch Zeus.
Strangers are bringing Zeus home
Fortunately, Many Paws Volunteer Transport caught wind of Zeus’ plight and promptly arranged to take Zeus home. The organization assembled a relay of 15 different volunteer drivers from different locations, taking turns to drive Zeus until he reaches his home in Montana.
These people are total strangers, but they were all willing to drive Zeus so he can be with his family before the holidays. Throughout the 2000-mile trip, Zeus has made a lot of friends. The pit bull also showed his utmost gratitude to every driver by showering him or her with wet kisses.
Finally, on day four, Zeus made it to Montana and was reunited with his family. The trip was smooth throughout, except when Zeus pooped in one of the volunteer driver’s car. Cassandra can’t be grateful enough for all the Good Samaritans who made the reunion possible. Watch Zeus’ epic journey in the video below.