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Actor Dave Bautista Adopts Abused Puppy, Offers $5,000 Reward To Find Her Abuser

Actor Dave Bautista, a former pro-wrestler who went on to become an actor portraying a Marvel superhero, has adopted an abused puppy and he is offering a $5,000 reward to find the person responsible for hurting her.

In mid-September, the three-month-old puppy was picked up by a good Samaritan, who saw her eating garbage at the “Home Cemetery.” The pup, dubbed Sage, was taken to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay where shelter veterinary staff prepped her for surgery to remove a heavy, metal chain from her neck.

Bautista saw the puppy’s story on social media, and he knew right away that she was meant to be his. The shelter shared the exciting news with social media fans who had been following Sage’s story:

We are so excited for Sage! She went from eating trash in a cemetery with a chain embedded around her neck to starting an AMAZING new life with Dave and 2 new Pitty siblings!🐾 Thank you Dave for choosing to adopt!πŸ’•

On Instagram, Bautista announced his offering of reward money to find the person who hurt his pup:

ATTN Tampa Bay: I will personally hand $5000 cash to the person who gives information leading to the arrest and conviction of the sick piece of shit responsible for this. In addition @humanesocietytampabay is also offering $1500 .If you know anything please contact @humanesocietytampabay or @safek9

On September 24, Bautista shared a video to Instagram letting everyone know that Sage is now Penny Bautista, and he promised that she will never be abused again. He went on to say that she will be living “her best puppy life ever.”

Congratulations to Bautista AND Penny!

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  1. Awwwwww. Thank you so much. You are an Angel. Praying you find the bastard who did this to your beautiful pittie.β€οΈπŸ’•πŸΆπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ™πŸ»

  2. Find that bastard and use the same dog chain that was use on her. SICK BASTARD πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ€¬πŸ€¬

    Thank you and God Bless Dave Bautista & PennyπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ’™πŸ’™

  3. Thank you so much!!!!! I hope they will find the abuser and put him to death!!!!! Theres too much animal abuse going on in the world!!!!

  4. Pretty puppy. She deserves a good home!!
    Find them And attach that heavy chain around their neck multiple times with a padlock and then walk away.

  5. Dave, so happy that you love dogs as many of us do. Thank you for adopting the little earth angel and giving her the life style she deserves.
    When the authorities catch the monster responsible for the pain and suffering Sage was forced to endure, surely the maximum punishments plus cash penalties will be the sentence.
    You are Human with a caring Heart and a really cool Super Hero as well.
    God Bless you & your furry earth angels.

  6. Guardian Angels like Dave Bautista are the reason I know miracles are real !!! I have cried many tears reading horrible animal abuse & murders on this website! But I’ve also been able to speak out, raise awareness and donate to Animal Victory in their quest to bring Real & Positive “CHANGES” to our legal system in the U.S and Worldwide !!!



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