Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista gave two abused and neglected pit bulls a forever home after they had been abandoned by their original owner.
The 50-year-old might be best known for throwing opponents around the wrestling ring and playing a character who threatens to remove people’s spines, but the two new additions to his family prove he’s really a gentle giant.
Florida dog shelter, Rescue Me Tampa, turned to social media in their time of need. Well, not their time of need but rather the genuine and heartbreaking need of two very special pups. Maggie and Ollie were two bonded bully breed dogs who were surrendered to the shelter by their owners… because of a new baby. It’s not unheard of for families to turn their backs on their furry friends when the dynamics of their family change, but dogs suffer greatly for this reason. The bonded pair was separated, adding to their emotional turmoil. Rescue Me Tampa pleaded with followers: “This is so sad these 2 aren’t even housed together!! They have no idea what they did to deserve this. It just breaks my heart. They lived their whole life together!!!”
They added: “Please consider these 2 together. They just lost everything they knew and loved. Although not kennelled together or listed as bonded they have lived together since they were pups so that in our opinion is BONDED!!”
These beautiful babies spent the first six years of their lives neglected and abused. And now they are going to spend the rest of their lives being spoiled and loved.
Eternally grateful to the amazing animal lovers… in Tampa who worked so hard to keep them safe, find them a home, and most importantly keep these two together.