The poor five-year-old canine had been living as a stray in North Carolina, attempting to fight for himself in the city. In the long run, the little guy was gotten by creature control and conveyed to a neighborhood shelter. The puppy was shrouded in mange and insects, and he additionally had heartworm and various other restorative conditions. Treating Woody would be extremely costly, thus the sanctuary settled on the hard choice to put him down.
Thankfully, before Woody was put down, LaMancha Animal Rescue ventured in. LaMancha is a no-murder protect that takes in pooches, steeds, felines, goats, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. LaMancha was happy to take Woody in, but there was only one issue: they were all the way in Pennsylvania. LaMancha talked to their friend Paul Steklenski, a former Army pilot and the founder of Flying Fur Animal Rescue. Steklenski started the rescue about three years ago, and since then he’s flown about 1,000 dogs from high-kill shelters to no-kill rescue groups.As soon as Steklenski heard Woody’s story, he agreed to fly Woody from North Carolina to Pennsylvania.
Steklenski rearranged all the crates in the back of the plane so he could fit both the 84-pound Woody and the four other dogs he was rescuing. With a little ingenuity, Steklenski figured out a way to comfortably fit everybody in. Soon, they were up in the air!Once they were up in the air, Woody immediately got up from the nice spot Steklenski had made for him. He plopped into the space behind the co-pilot seat, where he had a great view out the window. He stayed there for the rest of the flight.Steklenski was amazed by how friendly Woody was after everything he’d been through. “It was great, he just wanted to be around us, and that blows me away,” Steklenski told The Dodo. “Here’s this dog, he has all these problems, but he doesn’t care, he just wants to be next to another being.”