REVERE, Mass. – A pit bull who was abandoned and chained to a steel rod on Short Beach in Revere last year is getting a second chance at life.
The dog was left on the beach in September, in an area submerged at high tide. The rod he was chained to was attached to a metal rock, preventing the dog from escaping. The pup was eventually rescued after good Samaritans called the police fearing the tide was rising.
The pit bull’s owner, Elias Pacheco-Osario, was arrested shortly after and told police he had abandoned the dog because he no longer wanted to keep it.
State Police Trooper Carlo Mastromattei and his fellow Troopers took the pit bull mix to a local shelter, Sweet Paws Rescue, where life began to change for the pup.
While receiving lots of love and attention from the staff, Bobby Shannon found the dog and the two immediately connected.
Bobby adopted the pup and named him after the Egyptian god “Horus”, who was said to hold the sun in his right eye and the moon in his left.
“He had a rough start to life, but he’s doing great now,” Bobby said. “He’s very smart, does well in training and loves hiking.”
Although Horus has found his worst day, the state police are convinced that his best days are ahead of him.
Horus even stopped at Revere Barracks to thank the Troopers who saved him.
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