Scheduled For Euthanasia, A Simple Hug Saves Dog In Final Moments

A homeless dog named Edie was scheduled for euthanasia with only a few days left in his life. Called “too aggressive” by the shelter he was in, Edie was on the verge of being put to sleep when Hope For Paws rescuer Eldad Hagar intervened.

Her yelps revealed the uneasiness she felt as Eldad gently placed a leash around her, as she cowered in a corner. She was so scared that she defecated, the uneasiness signaled by her yells.

A deeper need became evident as Eldad reached out to comfort Edie. It only took a few strokes before the dog was calm and subdued in the man’s arms.

Edie only needed the reassuring touch of a caring human to bring her out of her shell of aggression.

Once subdued and saved from euthanasia, only minutes before her time was up, Edie was brought to a Hope For Paws shelter where she was groomed and cared for with compassionate hands.

Ultimately, Bronwyne Mirkovich was able to adopt Edie through Hope For Paws less than a week later, giving her a new lease on life and the love she so desperately needed. Mirkovich photographed Edie enjoying the California sun during her road trip to San Marino, where she was able to find her forever home.

Adopt, don’t shop! Check out Edie’s amazing transformation in the video below to learn more about the countless shelter dogs who will not have the same happy ending as her.

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