From the minute we take them in, dogs light up our house and our hearts with love and kindness, and become an inseparable part of the household, as any dog owner in the crowd would agree! Thus, when her beloved Pitbull went missing, Cassandra was devastated. Back in October, the dog owner reported her dog was missing, and according to her suspicions, which turned out to be true, he was stolen from her home in Butte, Montana, by a ‘friend’ of the family, and was taken to West Virginia.
This friend, who stayed with the family for several days, took with him the dog and several of Cassandra’s belongings, including her wallet, when he left for West Virginia, while Cassandra was at work. Pitbulls are very valuable dogs, which could be the reason why he stole him, though he never sold him.
At the beginning of the month, the criminal was discovered by the authorities, and when he was put under arrest, the dog was handed temporarily for custody by the authorities. Luckily, they could easily identify him as nine year-old Zeus thanks to his microchip ID tag.
Since the dog is too large to fit on a commercial airplane (he weighs 73 pounds!), two animal organizations volunteered to help transfer the dog back home – over 2,000 miles between West Virginia and Montana. About a week before Christmas, Many Paws Volunteer Transport and the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association embarked on the week-long journey to bring to dog back home. It required over a dozen volunteers, but eventually the frightened dog made it home in time for Christmas.
Along with returning their beloved dog, the volunteers brought some Christmas gifts for Cassandra and their two daughters. The volunteers drove across nine states to get the dog back home in time for Christmas, and for Cassandra and her daughters, this was nothing short of a Christmas miracle!