SACRAMENTO, CA - You wouldn't know it at first glance now, but just three days ago, a 4-month-old pit bull was nearly battling for his life.
The director of Chako Pit Bull Rescue in Sacramento, Dawn Capp, says a woman brought the pup to her after he became trapped under a truck and was abandoned by his owner.
"[He's] very lucky to have so little injuries considering what happened to him," says Capp.
On Friday, witnesses say the pup was sitting in the back of a pick-up truck, parked next to a downtown Sacramento coffee shop. He was tethered by a rope attached to a chain.
Capp said she was told when the driver drove off, the puppy either jumped or fell out of the truck and got caught underneath.
"The witnesses at the coffee shop all tried to get the driver's attention, yelling 'back up, back up!'" Capp said.
The driver eventually stopped, and witnesses say they had to cut the rope to free the pooch.