County fire fighters brought Hachi into "Affordable Animal Hospital" in Torrance with third-degree burns covering over 60 to 70 percent of his body. 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. Long weeks of treatment and recovery followed.
He will make a certain someone or family a very special companion. He is loyal and a totally devoted animal.
Much of the burn areas covering his face and body will never grow hair back, there is not much left of his ears either... but they are looking for someone who can overlook what many may find unsightly on the outside to see what a jewel he is on the inside, and be reminded of all those that are good in the world: Fire fighters willing to risk their own lives for that of another and especially that of "just a dog." The vets, technicians, groomers and staff at Affordable Animal Hospital that helped him along in his recovery. The county shelter for footing the bill of this special dog's lengthy road back to health. Hachi is ready and waiting for a home as special as he is.
Hachi can be seen by appointment with an approved application, so please e-mail for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vicki Shigekuni Wong
I first spotted Hachiko's statue many years ago at Shibuya Station. Upon returning home, I adopted a dog and named him Hachi. When he passed away, I missed his reflective, welcoming and calm ways. We can all learn from the innate emotional grace of our animal friends and the Way of Hachi. I love sharing the story of the loyal dog of Japan, and hope he inspires more people to "Be Hachi"!