Rescue Me Tampa, Florida, animal shelter turned to social media in their hour of need. Not their distress, but the real and heartbreaking distress of two very special puppies. Maggie and Ollie were two bully dogs who were bonded together and left at the shelter by their owners. For a new baby. It’s not uncommon for families to move away from their furry friends when family circumstances change, but dogs suffer greatly. The couple were separated, which contributed to their emotional turmoil. Rescue Me Tampa made the following appeal to their supporters: ,,It is so sad that these two are not even housed together! They have no idea what they did to deserve this. It breaks my heart. They have spent their whole lives together!”
They added: ,,Please take care of them together. They have lost everything they know and love. Although they have no kennels and are not listed as belonging to the same family, they have lived together since they were puppies, so we believe they belong to the same family!”
The two 6-year-old puppies were in a terrible and desperate situation.
Just three days later, the asylum center joyfully announced it on its Facebook page:
,,Maggie and Ollie have been adopted! Maggie has left the building and Ollie is being checked. We will let you know when Ollie leaves thebuilding to be reunited with Maggie. Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you! Her hero was none other than the famous actor Dave Bautista!”
When he took the two puppies home, he excitedly posted about their new family member on his personal Instagram account. He said that they needed him and he needed them.
These beautiful pups have suffered neglect and abuse in the first six years of their lives. And now they will spend the rest of their lives being embraced and loved. We are extremely grateful to the wonderful Tampa animal lovers who worked so hard to get them to safety, find them homes, and most importantly, keep them together.
Ladies and gentlemen, to you: Maggie and Ollie Bautista.
Lisa Bricker, director of development for Frankie’s Friends, a nonprofit pet foundation, spoke to TODAY:
,,He has an incredible heart for animals, but I think what’s even more beautiful about the way he cares for pit bulls is that it’s such a transparent, loving and humble way to reach out to dogs and make a real connection.”
According to reports, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor is allocating them “temporary kennels” and “doggie doors everywhere” on Bautista’s “vast, fenced-in property.”
,,I was so happy to read that you adopted two dogs Dave Bautista. Thank you so much for your love of animals.”
While the internet praises him, Bautista is enjoying the good life with his two wonderful and deserving dogs.
This is a great story, I love the ending, the reunion and what a wonderful thing Dave did.
Congratulations to the new family!
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