Future WWE Hall of Famer and movie star Dave Bautista is offering a $5,000 reward for information about his newly-adopted puppy to find the culprit who left the dog embedded with a metal chain in her neck.
His friends and other celebrities added $7,000 more to the $5,000 reward following the touching story he posted on Instagram.
The former WWE champion adopted the severly-abused three-month-old puppy, named Penny, from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
“This dog was found abandoned in a cemetery eating garbage and went home in Dave Bautista’s Rolls Royce,” Sherry Silk, CEO of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay told the Tampa Bay Times. “Talk about a rags to riches story!”
Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan from the Walking Dead added $500 to the reward and actor Mickey Rourke offered $1,000. The Humane Society added $1,500 and Alvarez Injury Law in Tampa added another $5,000.
Following surgery to remove the metal chain, Bautista said that the puppy is recovering well and she will never be abused again a day in her life. “She’s going to live her best puppy life ever.”
Anyone with information on the abuse of the dog can email [email protected] or call 813-774-4309.