The local humane society rescued Zak, took him to an Omaha animal shelter, and contacted Shields's family, who desperately wanted the dog back. The humane society worked out a deal with American Airlines, which agreed to fly Zak home for free.
The dog arrived in San Diego Tuesday and was reunited with his family.
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