• 9-year-old Zeus was stolen from his Butte, Montana home on October 30
  • The pit bull mix was found in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Zeus started his epic 2,000-mile journey Tuesday and is expected to be reunited with his owners next week

A microchip was able to reunite a dog with its owner after it was stolen in October.

Zeus, a 9-year-old pit bull mix, was stolen from its owner, Cassandra Rasmussen on October 30 by a person she considered “a friend,” according to ABC News.

The thief also stole her wallet, it added.

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An Omaha man was arrested for animal cruelty after he allegedly starved pit bulls and dumped the carcass in a ravine. In this photo, pit bulls peer from their cage at the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter in San Bernardino, California, Feb. 4, 2014. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

After days of searching for his beloved pet, Rasmussen, who hails from Butte, Montana, learned that the thief had been apprehended in Charleston, West Virginia, while Zeus was found at the Kanahwa Charleston Humane Association (KCHA).

The dog was scanned for a microchip, and it traced back to Rasmussen as the real owner.

“I really want to just go get him and bring him here but I just can't afford to do that and I just can't the time off work and my kids,” said Rasmussen.

Rasmussen is a single mother with two daughters, said ABC News.

Zeus's trip from Charleston to Montana was organized by Many Paws Volunteer Transport. The group spearheaded a four-day, 30-leg trip that required a number of volunteers for Zeus to be reunited with his family, reported WOWKTV.

His near 2,000-mile journey started Tuesday, and Zeus is expected to be reunited with Rasmussen and her daughters next week.

“The kindness of everybody is just amazing. I am super excited to see him and I can't wait to give him a big hug,” expressed Rasmussen.

While Zeu's reunion will make it in time for Christmas, Chelsea Staley pointed that this has been their advocacy not only because it's the holidays, but the whole year year round.

“This is just and example of what we do 365 days a year. So if it's June, we'd still be trying to get Zeus home to Montana,” said the KCHA Charleston-area executive director.