Action star and MCU actor Dave Bautista recently adopted a three-month-old puppy who was abused after the dog’s story tugged on his heartstrings.
Bautista, known for playing Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, heard about the tiny dog nicknamed ‘Sage’ after the Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s online post about her tragic story went viral.
Shelter staff said the poor animal was in intense pain when she was found with a metal chain wrapped and embedded around her neck.
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB) performed emergency surgery to remove the chain from the pup’s neck.
A reward of $11,500 is currently being offered to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the culprits concerned.
Bautista offered $5,000, which was matched by a local injury law firm, with the Humane Society offering $1,500.