Many of us love to show our furry friends affection, but unfortunately, there are still some animal owners who are cruel and neglectful. This sad truth is exemplified by the story of Chunk, a three-month-old pup who had lost all her energy and happiness due to constant abuse from her owner. After enduring this treatment for months, Chunk’s owner abandoned her by the side of a road, with chains preventing her from escaping. Left alone in the rain, Chunk must have been terrified and confused about what she had done wrong. However, luck was on her side, as a member of the fire department happened to find her during a chilly day in Sacramento and rescued her just in time. It’s a reminder that we must always be vigilant and report animal cruelty whenever and wherever we see it.
In response to an urgent call, a group of firefighters spotted a small animal on the side of the road. Because they were still dealing with the emergency, they had to leave the four-legged creature behind and return later. The harsh weather conditions seemed to have taken a toll on the poor animal, who was shivering uncontrollably from the cold. Firefighter Mike Thawley decided to take charge and bring the little creature, whom they named Chunk, back to the fire department station for some much-needed TLC. Along with his colleagues, Mike provided Chunk with all the love and care she deserved.
Upon her arrival, the firemen immediately noticed that Chunk was shivering uncontrollably and decided to give her a warm bath to help raise her body temperature. They also showered her with lots of affection and cuddles to make her feel comfortable. However, it was soon discovered that she was not only cold but also suffering from severe mange, which is a common skin condition found in dogs that have been mistreated or abused by their owners. The fire station provided initial treatment, and Chunk was then taken to an animal shelter for further care and a chance to eventually find a loving forever home.
The Front Street Animal Shelter took in a pitbull suffering from mange and ensured that she received proper medical treatment to ensure a complete recovery. A temporary foster home was arranged for her until she regained her health. However, Chunk’s recovery was not as smooth as expected, and it took some time for her fur to grow back. During her stay at the shelter or the foster home, a firefighter named Mike Thawley became attached to her and could not stop thinking about her. To his surprise, he reunited with the pitbull at the shelter, and Chunk recognized him immediately. The video of their heartwarming reunion shows how lively and happy she was to see her savior again.
According to a Facebook post by the Sacramento Fire Department, everyone at the shelter instantly fell in love with her. Accompanied by his wife and three daughters, Mike didn’t visit the shelter alone – they all came with the intention of adopting her and giving her a forever home.
According to a recent post, Chunk, the foster puppy rescued by firefighter Mike and his crew from Engine 14, may have found a permanent home. Despite Mike’s objections, it seems that Chunk will be adopted by a vote of four to one. Mike and his family returned to the Front Street Animal Shelter today to bring Chunk home. Chunk has been healing at the shelter since last Sunday and has finally found a loving family. A special thanks to Bobby Mann and the rest of the shelter team for their unwavering devotion to the community. Although Mike and his family had to wait for four months for Chunk’s mange treatment to be completed, they couldn’t be happier to finally have her as part of their family.