Actress Michelle Trachtenberg brought the pup to Johnson’s attention on Monday, tweeting a link to the Furious 7 star about the 4-month-old puppy who was abandoned at a shelter with heavy wire wrapped around his mouth. While the wire was successfully removed, after the dog was stitched up it was discovered that he suffers from a severe heart murmur, which requires surgery to treat.
“This puppy named after @TheRock was tortured, abandoned!,” Trachtenberg wrote. “He needs our help for life saving surgery.”
True to his word, Johnson donated $1,500 to the dog’s GoFundMe page in order to help meet the $5,000 goal. The shelter updated their page on Wednesday, thanking the action star.
“Knowing that ‘The Rock’ has got Dwayne the puppy's back, we are confident he will be a fighter and make it through this,” they wrote. “Thank you all for your generous donations- thanks to you we have met our goal.”
Trachtenberg also tweeted back to Johnson with her thanks.
“Thank you so much for your support @TheRock,” she wrote. “We are going to save this little fighter's life!”
It’s just the latest tear-jerking story starring Johnson and his four-legged friends. The Ballers star lost his own French bulldog, Brutus, in September, after the pup accidentally ingested poisonous mushrooms.
“We'll always love you Brutus,” the action star shared in a touching Instagram tribute, “and you'll always be my lil' main man and rough housing Brute.”