The adventure of a California dog has ended happily.
The San Diego Humane Society said in a statement to The Huffington Post that the dog, who made national headlines when he cavorted inside the San Diego Zoo's gorilla enclosure, has been found and brought back to his owner. Meatball is the mischievous canine's real name and he was previously known as "Mighty Joe Young".
He was still at the Humane Society. The San Diego Humane Society has a photo.
Visitors and zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo were surprised to see a dog in the gorilla enclosure. Video from onlookers showed a gorilla chasing a dog in front of people.
The meatball is in the gorilla enclosure. The San Diego Humane Society has a photo.
The gorilla was kept away from the dog by staff at the zoo. Meatball was going to be put up for adoption if his family could not be found, but he was reclaimed by his owner over the weekend.
The meatball was extricated from the gorilla enclosure. The San Diego Humane Society has a photo.
The organization said they were happy to see him back home after he was neutered and cleared by veterinarians. Increased security has been put in place for Meatball.
Meatball's family was able to fit their yard with a trolley system so he's able to run and explore without the risk of wandering from home again
The article was first published on HuffPost.