Cyclist, dog promoting pet adoption

Published: Apr. 2, 2014 at 3:06 AM CDT
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EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Most people leave their pets behind when they go on a long trip, but a Texas man who is visiting Baton Rouge is bringing his pooch with him. Cyclist Mike Minnick is riding across the country with his pet dog named Bixby. She's from the Austin Texas pound and these two are promoting pet adoption.

"You know part of our mission here, is when we pedal around having this epic journey we're trying to help other furry creatures get adopted," Minnick says.

Bixby stretched her legs at the State Capitol. They have already been down the East coast from Maine down to Florida. Now they're headed back to Terlingua Texas. Minnick says he enjoys this so much that he may keep going. He says the dog is very cute and strangers are fascinated, so he promotes pet adoption in every town in every stop.

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