Hope For Paws is an amazing organization, which has rescued plenty of dogs in need from the mean streats of L.A, yet this rescue is quite different.
Eldad Hagar was in a neighboor in South Central when he spotted a pup who seemed to be in a bad shape and needed to be rescued. However when they approached they realized that it was not only a puppy.
From Eldad’s own Flickr account, and from the rescue video below, we compiled the highlights of this unusual and amazing day, using Eldad’s own words and photos, writes ilovedogsomuch. “Usually we rescue dogs, but this time, I am pretty sure that we rescued a wolf-hybrid!!”
“Julia had an old rope tied to her which indicates to me that someone owned and neglected her to a criminal level… this poor girl was so swollen from infections, she was bleeding, pus was oozing from everywhere, and it’s hard to see because of this coat, but she is just skin and bones.”
“Lisa offered treats and worked slowly to gain Julia’s trust.”“Even though Julia was so skinny and starved, she took food so gently.”
Eldad and Lisa knew they had to do something immediately to coax Julia in their car since she needed immediately medical care and every extra minute had Julia suffering.
“Julia was a little unsure about hopping into a car, so we had to encourage her and explain to her that things are about to get AMAZINGLY BETTER”
Once Julia arrived at the clinic, they checked if she has Demodectic Mange. Unfortunately the results were positive. Eldad and his team knew it would be a long road for Julia but totally worth it.
“Julia’s paws were so swollen, her nails were so long… so much discomfort, but it was all about to change.”
“As the water broke down the scabs, Julia started bleeding from everywhere. This is a necessary step… a medicated bath.”
After Julia’s bath, she rested her head on Lisa. She was happy it was over with. With this gesture, it was apparent with that movement that Julia’s rescuers had finally gained her trust.
After a week of medical treatment, Julia was ready for a foster home. Finally, she could live the life she had always deserved. Her true colors showed, her tail learned to wag. And ohhhh, all those puppy smiles… they just wouldn’t stop coming!
The best part of the story is that Julia found her forever home. She will NEVER have to worry about an empty belly or being alone on the streets ever again! Her rescue is truly amazing to watch (see the video below!). Thank you, Hope For Paws for all that you continue to do for dogs in need!