Longest dog in Animal Shelter Zeus adopted by furever family

IT was a bittersweet goodbye as the council’s Animal Control Officers farewelled long-time Canterbury Bankstown Animal Shelter resident, Zeus.

After 13 months at the animal shelter, the American Staffordshire Terrier has finally been adopted and has flown off to his ‘furever’ home in South Australia.
The shelter won’t be the same without Zeus’ waggy-tail welcomes and licks, but council officers are pleased to see him go to a loving home.
He arrived at the shelter when he was just six months old, after being found roaming the streets of Bass Hill. Despite attempts to contact the owner, no one came forward to claim him.
He has watched many other dogs come and go from the shelter and has claimed the title of the shelter’s longest resident.
Thanks to Pet Rescue and Jet Pets, Zeus was matched with his ‘pawfect’ owner online and secured a free flight to his new home with Virgin Australia.
Zeus celebrated his last day in Sydney with a special farewell party at Virginius Reserve Off-Leash Dog Park by the council’s Animal Control Officers, where he was treated with chicken and frankfurts.
Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said the council’s shelter is full of abandoned or stray animals waiting for adoption.
“It’s a sad reality, with everyone wanting designer dogs, the most loving and friendly pooches like Zeus are being left behind,” Mayor El-Hayek said.
“We’re so pleased to see this happy ending for Zeus, but there are many other pets that also deserve a loving home.
“If you’re ready to add a four-legged friend to your family, please consider visiting our animal shelter.”
All dogs and cats at the shelter come desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, and worm and flea-treated.
For more information or to adopt your ‘furever’ friend, call 0437 637 849 or visit CanterburyBankstownAnimalShelter