SANTA FE A heart transplant, tragedy and Facebook were all part of the plot uniting a rescued Alvin dog with an Arkansas boy with a new heart.

The dog, a pit bull-Labrador retriever mix named Scotch was flown Saturday to Jonesboro, Ark., to meet Gabe Leon, 11. Gabe s mother, Melanie Leon, discovered Scotch on a Facebook page posted by the Santa Fe-based rescue group S.A.V.E. Spay/neuter, Adoption, Volunteering, Education Rescue Coalition.

Everybody deserves a second chance, said Angela McGhee, founder and adoption manager of S.A.V.E. Rescue. That young man got his, and Scotch got his, too.

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