Shelter pup saved by a firefighter is overjoyed to see her rescuer again

When Mike paid Chunkie a visit at the shelter, he couldn't believe a pup that was on the verge of death could change so much in just one day.


Some time ago, Sacramento firefighter Mike Thawley rescued a puppy that was on the verge of death. The poor animal was abused and scared and prayed for someone to hear her cries for help. Mike was on the job at the time he heard the noises the puppy was making, but had to answer a call and just passed by. However, when his shift was over, he couldn’t help but think of the animal that was in need of some help, so he got back.

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The pup was a severely neglected Pit Bull whose owners tied her to a tree in the pouring rain.

Mike could tell she suffered from a skin infection as her whole body was covered in mange and open wounds.

This amazing firefighter named the dog “Chunkie” and before he brought her to the Front Street Animal Shelter, he took her home and gave her a nice bath. Mike knew Chunkie was in safe hands, but he somehow couldn’t stop thinking about her.

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So, the following day, the first thing Mike did was visit the shelter and see how Chunkie spent her first night at the shelter.

When he saw her, his heart melted. Chunkie wore a cute pink sweeter and was way happier than the previous day. She recognized him the moment she saw him and rushed to say hi.

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He knew he did the right thing taking her at this shelter as the staff there is very loving and welcoming. Chunkie could feel she got a second chance at life and won’t stop fighting until she’s completely healthy again.

As for Mike, he is considering offering Chunkie a place to stay, and even adopting her.

We know that if that happens, this pup will be the happiest pup on Earth.