Fergus has found his forever.
The 16-month-old golden retriever, whose story outraged dog lovers and beyond, has found a new home after surviving a brutal acid attack in August.
Fergus was one of several pups intentionally doused in battery acid, which lead to an animal cruelty investigation in Southern California. Sadly, two other dogs involved in the case had to be euthanized.
Hundreds of adoption applications flooded in from all over the world after Fergus’ story went viral, reports NBC Los Angeles, but Vic and Anngel Benoun were chosen as the dog’s new owners — and he seems to be loving his new life.
“I was amazed at just how sweet and how trusting he was after what he’d been through,” says Vic Benoun, who added that he and his wife plan to train Fergus as a therapy dog, so he can help comfort other burn victims.
It appears that without saying a word Fergus has taught everyone he’s met an amazing lesson.
“Whatever your adversity is, you can overcome it,and with grace and dignity and with love,” said Barbara Gale of Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue, who help find the pup his new home. “That’s who he is.”