Truck driver Chis Price was worried about more than just his health when he collapsed in Kansas City, Missouri, while out on a haul last month.
Price, whose home is in Tennessee, was even more concerned about his driving buddy: a sweet white pit bull named Coco — who’d been with him all over, nonstop, for seven years, and who was taken away by animal control as Price himself was carted off in an ambulance.
“Going to the pound 500 miles away from home, you just don’t know what’s going to happen,” Price told a local Fox affiliate.
There was good reason to be nervous. An estimated 3,000 pit bulls are killed in animal shelters across the country each day.
But Price was lucky. He’d gotten sick in a city that’s home to one of the country’s largest no-kill shelters, the Kansas City Pet Project — where workers were…