Actor and former pro-wrestler Dave Bautista has determined to undertake a three-month-old canine who was horribly abused after the pet’s tragic story melted his coronary heart.
The ex-WWE star, recognized for his function as Drax the Destroyer within the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, had heard concerning the uncared for pup, named Sage, from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, which shared her wrenching story on-line this month, in a put up that rapidly went viral.
Sage was noticed consuming rubbish by a great Samaritan who rushed her to the Florida animal group, in line with the put up. The pooch underwent surgical procedure to take away a metallic chain that was embedded into her neck, together with pores and skin points and overgrown nails. Regardless of being in “immense ache” staff stated she was wagging her tail whereas vets examined her.
Bautista — a recognized canine lover — determined to become involved tough-guy-style, personally providing $5,000 in money to anybody who may present data that would get Sage’s “piece of sh-t” abusers arrested, he wrote in an Instagram put up final week to his 3.6 million followers. The Humane Society additionally supplied to pay $1,500.
“ATTN Tampa Bay: I’ll personally hand $5000 money to the one who provides data resulting in the arrest and conviction of the sick piece of sh-t answerable for this,” the 52-year-old Marvel star wrote within the put up. “If you understand something please contact @humanesocietytampabay or @safek9.”
Help rapidly grew, with actor Mickey Rourke pledging $1,000 for data and a Tampa Bay regulation agency additionally confirmed it will match Bautista’s $5,000, Bautista stated in a video, including he was dissatisfied that there have been apparently no “stable leads” but on the sicko.
Bautista stated he determined to welcome the cute pooch, re-named Penny, into his household and his two adopted pit bulls.
“The pet you understand as Sage immediately grew to become Penny Bautista,” he introduced within the put up. “I’d wish to introduce you to the latest member of my household… she is now a Bautista, and she is going to by no means be abused once more in her life.”
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay additionally introduced its pleasure for the latest furry member of the Bautista household.
“We’re so excited for Sage! She went from consuming trash in a cemetery with a series embedded round her neck to beginning an AMAZING new life with Dave and a couple of new Pitty siblings,” the group posted.
Bautista, who additionally stars within the “Dune” movie, instructed native reporters he believes that animal abusers are “evil.”
“To me, there’s nothing extra harmless and pure than a pet,” Bautista stated on the Humane Society on Thursday, WTSP reported.
“For somebody who can abuse a pet has bought to be the bottom type of human being, pure evil, for somebody who can abuse an animal like that. It makes me sick to my abdomen.”