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Dog Rescued from Trash Dump Befriends Pup Saved from Drainpipe

Dog Rescued from Trash Dump Befriends Pup Saved from Drainpipe
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Here’s an inspiring story out of Los Angeles about a 1-year-old female Husky dog – found and presumed abandoned – at a trash dump.  She was rescued by a dedicated animal lover named Eldad Hagar of Hope for Paws Animal Rescue Organization. Found in deplorable condition, her life begins to change for the better.

A Good Samaritan named Daniel observed a grungy dog walking by the railroad tracks at a nearby trash dump. He followed her to where she was apparently living.  Snapping some photos, he texted them to Hope for Paws in an attempt to get the sad dog rescued. “I’m sure many others must have seen her, but no one attempted to help until Daniel,” said Eldad Hager, Co-founder of Hope for Paws.

Responding to the tip, Eldad visited the dump site and found the dog he later named Miley laying down on some filthy cushions amongst the trash heap of old bicycle tires, telephone poles, discarded auto parts and much other unwanted debris.  Covered with severe mange, she appeared resigned to her fate. Eldad had been told she had been surviving there for several months. He spent more than an hour with her, giving her food and gaining her trust.

Miley shortly after rescue

Watch the video and see how gingerly she takes the food from Eldad’s hand. Only a dog with a gentle soul would act so tentative when presented with fresh food while starving. When she allowed Eldad to put a leash around her neck, she eventually walked to his car for a life-saving visit to a veterinary hospital.  Miley not only had a serious case of mange but she suffered from parasites, bacterial infections and malnutrition.

After many medicated baths and antibiotics for her infections, Miley began to heal. Eventually, she started responding to human compassion, giving Eldad sweet kisses. Yet, still, she guarded her spirit.  Eventually she responded to another canine victim of neglect, a Chihuahua named Frankie.

Next Page: Frankie’s Story

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All photos by David Miller Studios used with permission

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2:38PM PDT on Mar 16, 2015

Solo los que se ocupan de salvar la vida de los animales,merecen llamarse seres humanos,Eldad,es un orgullo que representa el ideal de lo que los humanos deben llegar a ser,maravillosa historia,con un final feliz,gracias

2:07AM PDT on Mar 16, 2015


8:55AM PDT on Mar 15, 2015

Two different animals, a dog and the pup becoming friends after being rescued from two different bad places. And that leads to a happy ending of this story.

6:29AM PDT on Mar 15, 2015


9:50AM PDT on Mar 14, 2015

so heartwarming when a tragic story ends up so well ...well done and keep it up Eldad Hager and Daniel and thank you both for doing your bit to make this a better world

9:48AM PDT on Mar 14, 2015

so heartwarming when a tragic story ends up so well ...well done and keep it up Eldad Hager and Daniel and thank you both for doing your bit to make this a better world

5:51AM PDT on Mar 13, 2015

Poor creature. How many eyes had 'not seen' this dog and her suffering? Finally someone did and called for help. I found one of my cats (Bonita) in a similar state although even thinner. She had been starving and 'not seen' for probably a year (during which time she had had one, maybe two litters of kittens). I rescued her (from Spain) and bought her to Austria where I live. Similarly my most recent cat had been 'not seen' for probably months until her pregnant, starved body was an emaciated bundle crawling with parasites - we have to teach people to see and videos like this are marvelous for doing so. Click the like button, please.

7:43PM PDT on Mar 12, 2015

Just so awesome, one very happy and contented family now, thank you for sharing.

7:41PM PDT on Mar 12, 2015

Such a touching story, thank you Eldad, Miley and Frankie, many happy days ahead.

3:29PM PDT on Mar 12, 2015

Aaaww, really so heartwarming, I don´t know if I´ve seen a part of the video here before, or if it was on The Animal Rescue Site, I´m sooo glad pretty Miley´s been rescued, she´s really become a beautiful doggy, and I hope she and her new little furriend Frankie found a forever loving home in the meantime, I don´t know from when this video was.... If they should still be looking for a forever loving home: good luck, sweeties, you both deserve it so much!!! Thanks for sharing...

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