Shelter Dogs Keep on Truckin’

Sean Kiel, a 46-year-old truck driver from Oregon, is pictured with Johnny 5,
the first dog he transported to safety.

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A great story on the Today show website describes how long-haul truckers are being used to transport dogs from shelters, where they are in danger of being euthanized, to new homes. Apparently, there’s an

ever-growing network of animal lovers who are transporting rescued dogs, cats, bunnies, ferrets and even the occasional monitor lizard or pot-bellied pig to loving homes, even if those homes are located hundreds of miles away. This unofficial Underground Railroad is powered by truckers, pilots, animal rescue groups and volunteers who provide “layover homes” to all kinds of creatures as they journey to new and happier lives.

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