Couple Adopts Dog Without Meeting Him First, Then Rescue Truck Pulls Up And Trailer Door Opens


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It’s estimated that each year, 670,000 dogs are euthanized in shelters. Many of those deaths are because of overpopulation and a lack of resources to rehabilitate the poor animals.

Tracy Whyatt and her husband Scott set out to turn the tables on those sad statistics. In 2011, they began taking dogs from overfilled shelters in Texas to other states as part of an initiative launched by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). They removed the pups from high-kill shelters and transported them to places where they were more likely to be adopted.

What started out as a short-term commitment has morphed into a full-time passion project. The husband-and-wife team remain dedicated to the effort and, in the last six years, have found homes for more than 3,700 dogs who would otherwise have been euthanized…


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