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A 13,000 Mile Journey

July 30th, 2007, 08:49 PM
Zeus, a nine-month old Labrador and Rottweiler mix, took a 13,000-mile journey before making it home after escaping from his yard in Casa Grande, Arizona. A couple driving from North Carolina to San Francisco spotted him on a highway about an hour south of Phoenix. They picked him up and when they took him to a shelter, the shelter explained to them that he would be euthanized in three days if his owners weren't found. So, they decided to take him with them. After all, California is supposed to be dog heaven.

Zeus was dropped off at a San Francisco shelter where they used Zeus' dog license to track down his owners, the Smiths. No one is sure why the shelter in Arizona didn't check the tags, but at least the story has a happy ending.

Thank goodness he had his tags on, but it would have been even better if he had been microchipped. Seven animal control agencies pooled resources to get Zeus a ride to San Diego where his owners could more conveniently pick him up. It was definitely a happy reunion.

July 30th, 2007, 09:00 PM
Very lucky owners !

July 30th, 2007, 09:11 PM
Very lucky Zeus!!! :lovestruck: