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.
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
All photos by David Miller Studios used with permission
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