Meet Chunkie, the 3-month-old Pitbull with a heartwarming story of transformation. Today, she’s brimming with life and joy, but that wasn’t always the case. Rewind to October, and you’d find a sad, lonely puppy abandoned in the rain, tied to a tree, and battling mange.
In a fortunate twist of fate, Sacramento firefighters spotted her on their way to a call. Among them was Mike Thawley, who couldn’t bear the sight of the suffering pup. Instead of leaving her behind, he and his team decided to bring her back to the firehouse.
Chunkie had been alone in the world up until that point. But her life improved when she found her first friends in these brave firefighters. They gave her a warm bath at the firehouse and ensured she was comfortable. Realizing she needed professional care and a proper home, they decided to take her to the Front Street Animal Shelter.
Thawley, whose heart had been touched by the little pup, dried her off before handing her to the shelter. But his kindness didn’t stop there. He knew Chunkie was in good hands but couldn’t shake off his concern for her.
The next day, he returned to the shelter to check on Chunkie. He wanted to reassure the ailing pup that she wasn’t forgotten and that someone still cared for her. To his surprise and delight, Chunkie recognized him and greeted him with tail wags and playful nuzzles, despite her ill health.
It was evident that a special bond had formed between the two. So, on his next visit, Thawley brought his wife and children to meet the charming pup. The family fell in love with Chunkie just as Thawley had, and they decided to make her a part of their family.
After a four-month wait, while Chunkie completed her mange treatment, the Thawleys could finally bring their new family member home. Today, Chunkie is thriving in her loving home, cherished more than ever by her new family. We wish this happy family all the best!