Dwayne Johnson is mourning the loss of his dog Brutus after the French bulldog puppy got sick and died after eating a poisonous mushroom while playing outdoors, the A-list actor said on Instagram.
The busy professional wrestler-turned-Hollywood star wrote on social media Tuesday that he and girlfriend Lauren Hashian made the choice to put the dog down.
"I encourage all of you out there to be mindful of mushrooms in your yards, parks, or anywhere outside your dogs play," he wrote. "What looks innocent, can be deadly to your lil' family members. Thank you Dr. Deckelbaum and Dr. West and the incredibly caring nurses and staff at The Animal Medical Center At Cooper City. We'll always love you Brutus . . . and you'll always be my lil' main man andrough housing Brute."
It was a difficult decision for the actor to let the dog go but the medical advice did not give him much of a choice, according to TMZ
"The mushroom was so toxic, the dog's liver shut down within hours," the celebrity gossip site reported. "The Rock says the dog was on life-support, but after consulting with vets he decided to let Brutus go."
The New York Daily News wrote that it was the second time
in a month Johnson, 43, attempted to come to the rescue of his pets. He reportedly saved both of his dogs from drowning in his swimming pool near the Labor Day weekend.
The "Fast & Furious" star posted a photograph of him holding both dogs in a pool after he said he rescued them.
Fans shared their condolences on social media as well.
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