Then another link in this chain clicked into place. Rodriguez' mother began drumming up support online to help pay for Bo's skyrocketing medical costs.
And then another link: Jackie O'Sullivan of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC heard about the case and wanted to help. But first, Bo would need to be transported to New York City.
O'Sullivan reached out to Paul Steklenski, founder of Flying Fur Animal Rescue - the next link in this chain.
Just a couple of days earlier, Steklenski had flown 22 dogs to a rescue in New Jersey.
"She called on Saturday and I said, 'I don't know if I can do this. I can't necessarily afford it,'" he tells The Dodo.
But ultimately, Steklenski couldn't say no to Bo.
"Once you know that you're the only real missing link, how do you say no to that?" Steklenski says. "You suck it up and do it."
He would make this flight for just one dog.