The young dog was rescued over the weekend by firefighter Mike Thawley, of the Sacramento Fire Department, who found her bound up all alone on the side of the road in the rain. Though it's unclear how she got there, the pup was suffering an untreated skin condition that hints at prior neglect.
But at least now she was safe.
Thawley took the dog, who now goes by Chunkie, back to the station to dry her off before bringing her to the Front Street Animal Shelter for safe keeping. His kindness, however, didn't end there.