For most truck drivers, pets are part of the family. They offer companionship, comfort, and unconditional love to drivers both on the road and back home — and in return, their owners often sacrifice to make sure that their dog or cat is warm and well-fed .
The majority of truck drivers could never even consider harming their best friend — which makes the case of Gigi the puppy so shocking.
Rampaging Truck Driver Runs Nearly A Dozen Vehicles Off The Road
Last week we reported on a truck driver who went on a rampage in Kentucky. Logging truck driver Danny Gonzalez was hauling 40 tons of landscaping timber from Texas to Ohio when he says that he “snapped.” He ran almost a dozen vehicles — including two school buses — off of I-65 and nearby roads in Bullitt County. He also ran over street signs and a stop sign before getting stuck in a field. Gonzalez said that he went on the rampage because he didn’t want to work and he was upset about how people treat truck drivers.
Authorities Find Abused Puppy In Logging Truck
Gonzalez was charged with criminal mischief, wanton endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident, but after police discovered a severely abused puppy in his truck, he will likely also face charges for animal cruelty.
Police found an eight week old German Shepard mix puppy in the truck. Her back legs and tail had been glued together.
She was taken to Louisville Metro Animal Services for care. Her rescuers, who named her “Gigi”, were unsure whether she would survive. She was listed in critical condition.
Puppy On The Road To Recovery
After several days of intensive care, she has begun to recover. She is eating on her own and has been upgraded from critical to serious condition.
Metro Animal Services has started an animal cruelty case against Gonzalez.
Fortunately, cases of animal abuse by truck drivers are very rare. In the words of one Facebook user: “Just about every trucker that has a pet with them that I have met treat their animals better then themselves.”