Hachi, which means ‘good fortune‘ in Japanese, was badly injured in a house fire and brought into the Affordable Animal Hospital in Torrance, CA with 70% of his body covered in third-degree burns. He’s spent a number of weeks healing, and will most likely never be able to grow the hair he lost back.
The vets have taken great care of him, and now that he’s recovered, it’s time for Hachi to find a new home, which is proving to be a difficult process due to his ‘unsightly’ appearance. However, according to Petfinder, “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.”
The pet is spayed/neutered, house trained, and up to date with all routine shots, so if you or anyone you know lives in the California area and is looking to adopt a dog, look up Hachi! (How about it, Schwarzenegger?)