BUTTE — A family in Butte received an early Christmas present this week when their pet dog that was stolen returned home.
It was an emotional reunion for Casandra Rasmussen and her family after being without their dog, Zeus, for more than two months.
“I’m just so happy,” Rasmussen told MTN News.
Zeus was stolen from their Butte home by someone she thought was a friend back in October.
The dog was eventually located nearly 2,000 miles away in west Virginia. More than 20 volunteers helped return Zeus to Butte.
“I can’t believe everyone…that’s helped,” said Rasmussen. “It’s just amazing.”
Bryson Leggitt volunteered to drive Zeus the last leg of his journey back to Butte by picking him up in Maramie, Wyoming.
"If something like that happened to my dog I know I would want the same kind of thing to happen,” said Leggitt. “I would want people to help I would want my dog back home with me.”
After a 2,000 mile odyssey, he’s back home where he belongs and his family couldn’t be happier.
Daughter Layla Rasmussen tells MTN News she is happy to have dog back and Cassandra said she's looking forward to go home and curl up with the dog and hang out with her he hasn't seen in months.