Last Updated on May 13, 2022 by Pets Feed
This little pit bull abandoned in the street in poor health, is very happy to be adopted by the firefighter who rescued him.
A three-month-old pit bull was rescued in October 2016 after being found tied to a tree in the rain. The puppy had mange. Moved by the scene, firefighters from the Sacramento Fire Department in Sacramento, California, USA, decided to take the little boy to the station for treatment.
Mike Thawley and his team picked him up and brought him back to the fire station. They named him Chunk, gave him a nice comforting bath and kept him warm. Firefighters felt it was best to take the little boy to a shelter where his injuries could be properly treated.
The little pit bull is happy to be adopted by the firefighter who rescued him
Chunk had lost most of his fur to mange, so firefighters took him to the Front Street Animal Shelter, where they were sure he would receive treatment and possibly a new home.
According to Shareably, the shelter focused on treating his scabies and giving him clothes to keep him warm until his hair grew back. His mange was mild, but his recovery would take time.
Mike Thawley, the firefighter, couldn’t stop thinking about Chunk and returned to the shelter the next day. Chunk had obviously not forgotten him and welcomed him with such enthusiasm and happiness.
The firefighter fell head over heels in love with Chunk and after taking his family to the shelter to meet the pup, he decided they wanted to bring him home. During the process, Mike, his wife Carla and their three daughters decided to take care of Chunk during his treatment cycles for his non-contagious type of scabies.
After 4 months of waiting since his arrival at the shelter and as soon as he finished his treatment for mange, the little pit bull was officially able to go home with Mike and his family.
Bobby Mann of Front Street Animal Shelter said:
I think the beauty of this whole story is that this dog not only found his forever home, but he got the opportunity to go into a foster home, which we are still looking for in our shelter, to be happy and healthy.