Eldad Hagar of Hope For Paws shared a rescue story to his Flickr account that is going to pull on all of your heartstrings. They got a phone call regarding a stray dog who had been living around a park for a couple of months. As it happens, the dog seemed to be hiding a little secret.
“We received a call about Petunia, who was living for months near a park where a few people fed her. Lisa Arturo and I rushed to the rescue location and forgot to grab a cheeseburger, and of course Petunia didn’t care for the dry treats we had in my car.”
“I crawled under the truck and introduced myself… I spoke to her without showing a leash or my gentle snare – I wanted to make friends with her.”
“As I reached with my hand, her little tail wagged for a second, and I knew this would be easy.”
“A few seconds went by, and Petunia allowed me to touch her, and she seemed to enjoy human contact.”
“All of a sudden, Petunia got nervous and decided to walk away. Without thinking twice, I grabbed her leg and asked Lisa to hurry up with a leash. This is NOT a good move because she could have bitten me in order to get away, but that’s a risk I was willing to take for her safety. Petunia kicked sand to my face as she was struggling, so I just had to pull her from under the car…”
“Petunia got scared as I pulled her from under the car and straight onto my lap. As you can see – she peed on me, but it was a small price to pay (and I was very lucky she didn’t bite me during these stressful 5 seconds).”
“Lisa placed my Lucky Leash around Petunia so she is safe, and then we realized she was lactating. One of the employees told us she has a baby hidden in the bushes!”
“We heard a puppy crying, and on a pile of leaves we saw Petunia’s baby… a 3 days old female we named Petals.”
“I showed Petunia that her baby is safe, and I asked Lisa to take the puppy to the car and wait while I investigate if there are more puppies anywhere.”
“The employees told us she only had one puppy, but I wanted to make sure. I kept taking Petunia to different spots in the area, and played a YouTube video of crying puppies… I wanted to see if she would lead me to more puppies. No matter where I dropped her, she always took me to the same spot where Petals was found, and after 45 minutes I felt comfortable enough that there are no other puppies.”
“Petunia and Petals sat on Lisa’s lap and immediately relaxed. We had to do another rescue just 20 minutes away from that location, so they joined us.”
“When we arrived at the hospital, both were looked at by a doctor. Petunia needed a quick bath because she was filthy and matted, she also had foxtails inside her ear that caused a bad infection, but overall, both of them are in good health.”
And then here’s a video update that was shared by Lisa Arturo on her Facebook page.
Petunia and petals enjoying a relaxing afternoon with meditation music and comfy blankets.
Gepostet von Lisa L Arturo am Mittwoch, 10. August 2016
Thank you, as always, to Eldad Hagar and everyone at Hope For Paws for doing a great job!