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Heroic Journey: Man Travels 2,800 Miles to Rescue Pit Bull From Euthanasia

Heroic Journey: Man Travels 2,800 Miles to Rescue Pit Bull From Euthanasia
Heroic Journey: Man Travels 2,800 Miles to Rescue Pit Bull From Euthanasia

Devoted pit bull fan Mario Rodriguez came across a tweet one day that was posted by a woman in New York who was trying to prevent a pit bull named Hickory from being put to sleep. Rodriguez was struck, at once, by Hickory’s situation and determined to save him. He had no idea that his choice would take him on an incredible adventure.

Rodriguez wasted no time, even though he was in California on the other coast. When he contacted his employer, he was kindly allowed to change his delivery schedule to take a diversion through New York. Driven to save Hickory, Rodriguez started an exhausting six-day cross-country journey.

When Rodriguez finally made it to the Brooklyn ACC Shelter, where Hickory was waiting, the dog gave him a raucous show of happiness. That was an instantaneous recognition. Returning to Georgia, their new home, Rodriguez and Hickory set out with their paperwork in order.

Rodriguez forged a close bond with Hickory as they went, one that became stronger with every mile. When he returned to Georgia, Hickory bonded with Cooper and Angel, Rodriguez’s other pit bulls, and fit right in with the pack.

Knowing their special relationship, Rodriguez made the decision that Hickory would be his devoted co-pilot on all future travels. Adopting the part, Hickory enthusiastically saw new places and brought his own kind of thrill to their excursions.
Rodriguez wants to start a pit bull rescue group, but he intends to retire shortly. Traveling the nation with Hickory, they make priceless memories and post about their experiences on Hickory’s Facebook page.

Rodriguez exemplifies the deep link between people and animals with his unflinching dedication and relationship with Hickory. Their journey across the country demonstrates the extent to which a man will travel in order to save a life in need. May others be motivated by their inspirational path to help animals in need and to enjoy the happiness that rescue dogs bring.”

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