Former WWE Champion and Guardian Of The Galaxy Batista has brought home a new puppy after offering a reward to catch the dog’s abusers.
The Tampa Bay Times reported that Batista – now better known by his real name of Dave Bautista – had offered a $5,000 reward on social media to find out who had left the puppy fending for garbage to eat with a chain embedded in its neck.
The amount was quickly added to by others such as actors Micky Rourke, Jeffrey Dean Morgan of The Walking Dead, Tampa business Alvarez Injury Law and The Humane Society where the puppy was taken to after it had been found by a passerby.
Seeing the story on the Society’s own social media, Batista offered the reward initially before ending up taking the dog which was named Sage home.
Taking to social media, Batista put out a video introducing the world to the newest member of the Bautista clan that he has renamed Penny.
The CEO of The Tampa Bay Humane Society Sherry Silk was quoted as saying:
“This dog was found abandoned in a cemetery eating garbage and went home in Dave Bautista’s Rolls Royce. Talk about a rags to riches story.”
Anyone with information on the abuse of the dog can email Silk at email@example.com or call 813-774-4309.