Former WWE Champion and Marvel star Dave Bautista adopts abused puppy from Florida shelter


TAMPA, Florida – Former World Wrestling Entertainment champion and Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista adopted a 3 month old puppy from the Tampa Bay Humane Society.

Sage was initially transported to the shelter with a metal chain hanging from her neck, according to the Humanitarian Society.

The aid company said someone saw Sage eating garbage outside and immediately rushed the dog to the shelter.

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The puppy was in tremendous pain, the dog had problems with his skin and overgrown nails, officials said.

“We can’t imagine who would do this to him,” the humanitarian company wrote on Facebook.

The puppy was operated on and that’s when Bautista intervened.

“I will personally hand over $ 5,000 in cash to the person giving information leading to the arrest and conviction of the (expletive) patient responsible for this,” Bautista wrote on Instagram.

Five days later, Bautista said they had no idea who was responsible for the puppy’s poor condition.

Bautista also shared that Sage is recovering from surgery.

The former WWE Champion had better news, he told his Instagram followers he was adopting Sage.

He renamed the new member of the Bautista family from Sage to Penny.

“Adopt, don’t buy,” Bautista said on Instagram.

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