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Zeus is a beloved member of the Rasmussen family from Montana. The nine-year-old pit bull mix adds so much happiness to the lives of her mom Cassandra and his two human siblings. But it all went south when a ‘family friend’ who had access to their house took off with some of their stuff, including Zeus.

Luckily, the thief was soon arrested, and Zeus was rescued safely. However, the bust took place in West Virginia. The poor dog was now stranded alone and about 2,000 miles away from his home.

Cassandra was overjoyed with the news. But she is in a predicament because she has no means to go to where Zeus is and bring their beloved dog back home. Additionally, most airlines do not allow pit bulls on their flights, so her options are really limited.

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The story of Zeus became viral and reached two non-profit organizations that readily offered their help. The Humane Association of Kanawha Charleston and the Many Paws Transport organized Zeus’ trip back to his family. All in all, fifteen good-hearted strangers volunteered to drive Zeus from the south-eastern state of West Virginia to the northwestern state of Montana.

It took four days of traveling through nine states, but the journey was delightful for Zeus. He got to bond with each of his designated drivers and met new friends along the way. The shelter also kept everyone updated on Zeus and his exciting trip on finding his way back home.

The reunion is just what everyone was expecting, overflowing with excitement, joy, and love as Zeus got to be with his family again right on time for the holidays. Cassandra is overwhelmed with gratitude for the help she received from fellow dog lovers. Thanks, everyone, for proving that kindness truly goes a very, very, long way, this time for about 2,000 miles and back!

Credits to Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association

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