hachi
by Ali Garfinkel
Categories: Animals, Internet
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Photo: Petfinder

If Voldemort Cat can get a loving family to adopt him, then there’s no reason Terminator Dog shouldn’t be able to either! I mean, he was an ally for Resistance’s sake!

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?)

Oh and by the way, Mark Zuckerberg, if you’re still confused about the differencethis is what it means to adopt an animal. If you’re interested in adopting Hachi, find out how here!

  • Karina

    He’s so adorable! Its completely horrible when animals have to suffer like he did. If I lived in California, I would definitely try to adopt him. Ughhh why do I have to be 3000 miles away?

    • Michael Raymer

      Ummm, it’s pretty horrible when humans have to suffer like that too…..just sayin’.

      • Karina

        Ummmm I never said it wasn’t…

  • whitney

    The update on Geekologie (they blogger who ran this story first, I guess?) said there were 30+ applicants wanting this pup. The Internet Hate Machine used for good!

    • whitney

      Derp. THE blogger…*

  • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

    “hachi” means “eight” in Japanese, and “Hachi” as a dog name refers to the legendary dog named Hachiko (meaning “eight puppy”) who is famous for his loyalty. There is a statue of this dog right in front of Shibuya station in Tokyo, and his story is well known.