The puppy Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies found at an illegal marijuana grow, lying on a pile of plastic surrounded by fertilizers and dangerous chemicals, has been adopted.
A press release sent by the Sheriff’s office said one of the detectives that found him is adopting the pup, and named him Bud.
When detectives found the dog, he was slow to respond and lethargic. The Sheriff’s office says the dog was abandoned with no food or water in 90-degree temperature.
The detectives took the puppy to a veterinarian, where he was checked to make sure he was healthy.
Bud will remain in the care of the Santa Maria Animal Center until his holding period is up, then he will be reunited with his owner.
“This little guy made quite the impression on every detective and deputy on scene,” his owner said. “ He is a little fighter and has quite the story to tell. I am excited to give him the home he deserves.”
The identity of Bud’s owner has not been released because he is on assignment.