Thank God Zeus for pet’s return

Dawn Maxwell has been reunited with her pet dog Zeus who went missing last week
Dawn Maxwell has been reunited with her pet dog Zeus who went missing last week

Missing pet dog Zeus has been reunited with his owner thanks to a Facebook campaign promoted by the Citizen.

Dawn Maxwell is today celebrating that her beloved whippet has been found safe and sound four days after being hit by a cyclist and vanishing from sight.

In last week’s paper, the Citizen reported Dawn had set up a Facebook page called Help Find Zeus, which inspired more than 300 people to join in on the search.

As the paper was delivered to homes across the city, a member of the group spotted Zeus near to HULA animal rescue in Aspley Guise – three miles away from where he had gone missing near Magna Park.

Owner Dawn said: “The man had made it his mission on his lunch break to join in the search for Zeus.

“He knew Zeus is a very nervous dog so he patiently waited, watching him while giving me running commentary on his movements.”

Despite a few aches, pains and extreme exhaustion, Zeus is back home – and delighted to be reunited with Dawn.

She added: “This whole experience has restored my faith in humanity. I would like to thank every single person who helped to make his return happen.”