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A Tampa Bay Marvel superhero has put a bounty out on an animal abuser. When this Hollywood star saw what happened, he knew he had to do something.

We know Dave Bautista as a WWE superstar, Hollywood action hero (he is AWESOME as Drax in the MCU!), but also as a resident of Tampa Bay and an animal lover.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay posted Sage’s story on their Instagram: “A Good Samaritan was driving on the way home, and saw Sage eating garbage at ‘The Home Cemetery,’” reads the post. “She stopped and Sage immediately ran up to her. She put Sage in the car and rushed over to HSTB.

Poor Sage, a three-month old puppy, had a metal chain embedded in her neck and chin! HSTB quickly went to work treating her injuries. They also put out a $1500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who did this to Sage.

When Dave Bautista saw what happened to Sage, he sprang into action. The Marvel superhero added $5000 to the reward money! “ATTN Tampa Bay: I will personally hand $5000 cash to the person who gives information leading to the arrest and conviction of the sick piece of @%&! responsible for this,” said Bautista on his Instagram post last Saturday.

Bautista has done this before to help catch animal abusers. Earlier this year he put up $20,000 to find the person who defaced a manatee.

Big props to Dave Bautista for putting a spotlight on what happened to Sage! We hope they find the person who did this to poor Sage.

If you want an update on Sage’s condition, check this out!

[SOURCE Creative Loafing]


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