Firefighter and Rescued Pup Together for Life

More than three months after a pit bull named Chunk was found shivering on a stormy October night, the Sacramento firefighter who rescued her took her home for good Friday.

Photo by Ryan Harris, KFBK

Sacramento firefighters found the 4- to 5-week-old dog abandoned and tied to a fence on North C Street, suffering from mange.  Someone passing by told the firefighters that she had been there for several hours. Mike Thawley and his fellow firefighters took the pup to Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento for medical treatment. A couple days later, Thawley and his family took Chunk home as a foster dog. After a while, Thawley, his wife and his three daughters decided to make her a permanent member of their family.


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