County fire fighters brought Hachi into Affordable Animal Hospital in Torrance with third-degree burns covering over 60 to 70 percent of his body. He was nothing but a sweetheart from the time he was carried in - black and charred with the pads of his feet literally falling off.
Luckily, he responded well to treatment and luckily for someone else, he is ever so sweet. He will make a certain someone or family a very special companion. He is loyal and a totally devoted animal.
Much of the burn areas covering his face and body will never grow hair back, there is not much left of his ears either... but we are looking for someone who can overlook what many may find unsightly on the outside to see what a jewel he is on the inside and be reminded of all those that are good in the world:
* Fire fighters willing to risk their own lives for that of another and especially that of "just a dog."
* The vets, technicians, groomers and staff at Affordable Animal Hospital that helped him along in his recovery.
* The county shelter for footing the bill of this special dog's lengthy road back to health.
Hachi is ready and waiting for a home as special as he is.
Okay, who's crying? Because I can't even see my monitor that's how bad that got me. For a second I actually thought I was underwater. Now, somebody (CAPABLE AND NOT A DIPSHIT) go adopt this dog or I'm not writing for the rest of the day. "You wouldn't!" HA -- you think I won't just go out drinking and forget about you people?! Do it every night.
Hit the jump for a closeup of Hachi's face and a link to his Petfinder page if you live in or around El Segundo, CA and want to give Hachi a new lease on life.
Thanks to allis, who likes animals more than people. Hey, I'm with you. Unless we're talking romantically in which case, BTDT, they have my picture up at the petting zoo.