Animals and Plants

  • Truck Driver Covers 2,800 Cross-Country Miles to Save Pit Bull From Being Euthanized - How far would you go to prevent tragedy? For Mario Rodriguez of Georgia, it ended up being a whopping 2,800 miles. After Rodriguez lost his beloved pit bull, King, his wife, Sabrina, noticed a plea for help from the other side of the country that touched her heart. The Animal Care Centers of NYC was appealing for a forever home for a dog named Hickory, a jolly 2-year-old pit bull who looked uncannily like the dog the Rodriguez family had lost. But the shelter was bursting at the seams and Hickory was scheduled to be euthanized. “Everyone in our family grew up with the breed,” Rodriguez told The Dodo. “They are such love bugs.” Rodriguez, a truck driver, was immediately hooked by Hickory’s story but knew he would be driving against the clock; Hickory was all the way across the country in New York. “I told my wife, ‘I need to…

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