MERCED COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- A dog named Chunk now has a new home after Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke offered to pay his adoption fees.
In a video posted Thursday, Warnke explained Chunk was recently surrendered by a man who had lost his home.
Warnke says Chunk's owner was getting ready to move into a trailer and wasn't able to take the almost 5-year-old pitbull.
In an effort to find a new home for Chunk, Warnke offered to pay all of the fees included with adopting him.
The next day, the sheriff's office announced that Chunk had been adopted, sharing a picture of him with his new owners.