A 3-month-old pit bull puppy who had a poor start to life will never ever desire for anything after being adopted by actor Dave Bautista.
The former wrestler has a soft spot for pit bulls and as quickly as he heard Sage’s story, he contacted the shelter to help.
Sage came to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB) after a Good Samaritan spotted her eating trash in a local cemetery.
The pleasant puppy ran up to the lady and that is when she noticed a metal chain was installed in her neck. She rushed the dog to the HSTB for aid.
The clinical team examined Sage, that wagged her tail the whole time, and prepared her for surgical treatment to remove the chain embedded around her neck.
” Along with the chain, we noticed that Sage has skin problems and also thick nails. We can not picture that would do this to her,” wrote the shelter.
Dozens of people offered to foster or revealed interest in adopting the wonderful girl once she recovered– and also among those people was Dave Bautista.
Dave was infuriated that someone can mistreat the innocent puppy and said he would directly hand $5,000 cash to the person who provided info that resulted in an arrest and also sentence. His reward remains in addition to the $1,500 reward provided by HSTB and one more $5,000 offered by Alvarez Injury Law to find the cruel person.
While Dave looks like a tough guy, he melted at the sight of the little dog running towards him. He sported a huge smile and laughed as the Sage headed right for him.
He reached down and softly patted the canine’s head and they were instant best friends. But Dave isn’t the only one thrilled about his brand-new addition to the family.
Sage is the picture of happiness cradled in the arms of her new father.
The shelter posted the fantastic news on Facebook allowing their followers know that Sage had been adopted.
” Dave saw Sage’s story and knew that she belonged with him! We are so thrilled for Sage!”
The little pup has been renamed Penny by Dave and will certainly join his other two rescue pitties. He shared a video clip on Instagram presenting Penny to his fans and claimed as he embraced his new pup, “She will live her best puppy life ever.”