In the midst of their pain, injured homeless dogs fail to understand when someone reaches out to help them. Distrustful of humans, to begin with, hurt pooches tend to intimidate their rescuers more. Assuming that the pups only want to be left alone but badly need medical attention, rescuers risk harm themselves in trying to save injured strays.
Hope For Paws’ Eldad Hagar underwent this risk on one such rescue. Esmeralda Alvarez, a concerned citizen, called about an injured dog she saw in a parking lot. She mentioned that the dog got hit by a car and seemed unable to walk correctly.
Eldad arrived at the location and immediately found the dog. He saw it under a car, and from the way it crouched, he noticed how severely injured one of its hind legs are. Eldad knew he had to get the pooch to the hospital for treatment as soon as possible.
The rescuer tried to approach the dog directly, but it immediately showed its teeth and started to growl. Eldad attempted to assure the pooch he meant well, but it barked at him aggressively and even tried to bite. Unfazed, he steadily proceeded with the rescue and introduced the gentle snare, so the pup gets used to it.
The dog turned its attention to the snare and proceeded to bite it. It then crawled towards the front end of the car. Fearing the dog escapes even on a gimpy leg, Eldad surrounded the vehicle with removable fencing.
Eldad continued to try and snag the dog with the gentle snare. The pooch kept moving away from the snare, and since it stayed under the car, it manages to keep out of Eldad’s reach.
The rescuer continuously coaxed the dog until it came within his reach. Slowly, he put the Lucky Leash on the pooch. Finally secured, the pup calmed down and enjoyed a chicken nugget from Esmeralda.
Eldad drove the dog, a female who he named Arya, to the hospital where it got treated for its broken femur. Three weeks later, Arya moved to her foster home with LA Animal Rescue. She now waits for her forever family to pick her up and take her home.
Credits to Hope For Paws