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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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7:35AM PDT on Oct 8, 2014

great article, thanks for sharing :)

5:21PM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

Thanks so much to the people who rescue them, youre all Angels , Blessings!!!!!

2:22AM PDT on May 13, 2014

Thank you

8:51PM PDT on May 4, 2014

So glad that Miley & Frankie are doing great . To the people that abused them, I hope they suffer & NEVER have another restful night . Would like to dump them in the trash & see how they do, NEVER to leave the trash dump again , living outside permanently . Eating the food from the trash dump .

7:40PM PDT on Mar 20, 2014


4:50PM PST on Jan 25, 2014

Sick bastard (s) who dumped her!!! God bless the people who saved her. What kind of monster would do that??? It makes me so mad!!!!!

2:59AM PST on Jan 23, 2014

I am glad that there are humans with hearts and compassion still walking this earth. Thank you for saving this beautiful soul. For the people who does such cruelty, well they get what they cultivate and if hate and anger, cruelty is what they cultivate, this is what they will get back someday, no matter when all our actions have consequences not only for the victims. Good or bad!!!

7:43PM PST on Jan 19, 2014

Such sad videos. I'm so happy both were rescued. I don't think they should be separated. A large dog knows he/she has to be gentle with a smaller dog, just as a large human knows to be gentle with a child. Makes me sad they were separated.

10:35AM PST on Jan 16, 2014

Those who rescue animals are, by far, the most incredible humans on the face of this earth. Thank you just doesn't seem to be enough to express my appreciation of what these kind folks have done for Miley and countless other animals who have been let down by humans.

Well done!

And for those who applied to adopt Miley, there are literally thousands of other deserving animals, just like Miley, who are just as deserving of a good loving forever home. Please consider adopting one of them.

8:52PM PST on Jan 1, 2014

ty very much!

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