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Homeless Dog Kisses Her Puppies One By One As Rescuers Pull Them To Safety12m19s

Homeless Dog Kisses Her Puppies One By One As Rescuers Pull Them To Safety

During the worst storm of the year in Southern California, Hope For Paws received an urgent call about a homeless Pit Bull who had just given birth 48 hours ago. So they got in the car and drove 3.5 hours to find her. Luckily, they were able to get the mama and all of her eight puppies to safety. Neighbors had been trying to save this stray Pit Bull for the past 3 months, but she just kept running away from them. However, when this rescue team approached her, she didn’t run away perhaps because her instinct to stay with her pups was too strong. In order to save her and her puppies , the rescue team had to break through the bushes and crawl into her den. The dog was clearly scared and unsure of what was going on, but Hope for Paws reassured her there was nothing to worry about. First, they befriended her by feeding her and petting her, while speaking very softly to her and allowing her to take her time. After a while, they gently put a leash on her, so she couldn’t run away. In fact, she was determined to stay with her puppies. The rescuers started to take the babies first, by allowing her to lick each of them before they were taken from her. After the puppies were safe, they had to get the mom out of the den and put her in a cage. They reunited the puppies with their mama and the mom. It turns there were eight puppies! They named the mom Rainbow and the babies Thunder, Breezy, Misty, Raindrop, Flash, Bolt, Stormy and Droplet, which are all water and storm themed. How fitting! If you’d like to adopt one of the pups or Rainbow, visit http://www.TheLittleRedDog.com . Also, please consider donating to Hope for Paws and help us save more lives: http://www.HopeForPaws.org

Animal Rescuers Climb 18 Feet Down A Cave To Rescue A Litter Of Puppies16m28s

Animal Rescuers Climb 18 Feet Down A Cave To Rescue A Litter Of Puppies

Animals depend on human kindness and it is our sacred duty to keep them safe and put them out of harm's way. Puppies, being as fragile as they are, especially depend on our help. These little puppers were stuck 18 feet into the earth, but luckily for them, people with kind hearts managed to rescue them. The mission wasn't easy and not everyone would have bothered, but it's an amazing feeling just to know that you've helped a helpless creature. Kindness sparks kindness in others, so hopefully this will get at least one person to do something kind to continue the chain. This video is in memory of our dear friend and rescuer: Lisa M Ashe. Eldad and his team were called to rescue a litter of young puppies that have been living in a hole in the ground with their mother. The puppies weren’t too eager to trust the humans, so removing and taking them to safety was not a simple challenge. The litter of nine puppies, along with their mother, was rescued one by one from the dark and wet dwelling they were hiding in and each was given a name starting with the letters in Lisa’s name. The five boys and four girls are doing splendidly and are ready for their forever homes . Please share this video and help us save more lives: http://www.HopeForPaws.org

Hope For Paws tutorial: How to save a dog using a humane trap4m17s

Hope For Paws tutorial: How to save a dog using a humane trap

Many people asked us to teach them how to set up a trap properly, so our own Lisa Arturo decided to create a tutorial for you guys. I don't usually like using a trap... I prefer connecting with the dogs and gaining their trust, but sometimes the dogs are too scared, so we have to set up a trap and work with the dogs once they are secured. To see more, please visit: http://www.HopeForPaws.org You can follow Lisa Arturo on Instagram and see the latest rescue updates here: https://www.instagram.com/lisaarturo.la/ We buy all our traps from this company: http://www.animal-traps.com Special thanks to Justin Ruiz for filming and editing this video for us. You can see more of his amazing work here: http://www.JSterlingRuiz.com

Cute Poodle Rescued Just Hours Before Euthanasia 5m06s

Cute Poodle Rescued Just Hours Before Euthanasia

It is a terrible thing to think about, which is probably why most choose to look the other way, but there are so many animals at shelters that, if they do not find forever homes, have to be euthanized. It is the cruel truth of the world, which is why veterinarians and activists implore pet owners to neuter and spay their pets so that there would be less unfortunate homeless animals on the streets. Still, Eldad Hagar and his tireless rescue team at Hope For Paws do everything they can to save strays from this fate. When they heard about a dog named Edie who was just an hour away from being put down, they knew they had to move — and quick. But they didn’t get there quickly enough, because what they found was nothing short than a horror story. They found the Maltese poodle mix in a high-kill shelter just an hour before she was scheduled for euthanasia . The reason - Edie was absolutely terrified of human contact. The team speculates that the white matted pooch might have been terribly molested in her past, making her fear even the sight of a human being. That did not deter Eldad from his intentions to calm down the scared puppy and show her that there are kind spirits on this world that can love her the way she deserves. It didn’t take long for Edie to trust Eldad, so she lay on her back and let him scratch her tummy while wagging her tail, which is a true victory. One grooming session later and the dirty fur came down to reveal a beautiful puppy underneath, just begging for some TLC. Everything can be scary at the shelter when you weigh mere 10 pounds. Hope For Paws begs you not to overlook these animals when you are at a shelter, looking for a furry companion because all they need is a little hug! We are here to share the love towards animals. In this spirit take a look at the next video where a volunteer team rescues dog affected by California fires . A dog burnt in one of the fires raging across northern California was found and treated by a team of volunteers on August 5. This footage, filmed by Shelina Moreda, a volunteer with the NorCal Livestock Evacuation in Lake County, shows the dog, who appears to have suffered severe injuries from the blaze. “This poor boy was burnt all over, his paws crisped and smoking,” Moreda wrote. “He had walked up to this man, one of his neighbors. Ken made a little bed for him, and was caring for him even though Ken had earlier in the day watched his own house burn to the ground.” On August 7, the Mendocino Complex fire in Mendocino County, which borders Lake County, became the largest fire in California since accurate measurements began in 1932, Cal Fire said. It seems that it is very visible when humans suffer the consequences of large natural disasters, like floods, earthquakes, drafts, and fires. But rarely ever anyone speaks or counts animal victims. This is why they are often referred to as the “silent victims”. It seems very unlikely that anyone has the capacities or the interest to investigate how many critters have vanished into the fire blaze that swept North California in the latest catastrophe. The estimation runs in millions. What we can do is at least number the pets rescue teams found after sweeping the area and helped where help was possible. http://www.hopeforpaws.org/ Please help us save more dogs like Edie and make a $5 donation to Hope For Paws, and please share this video with all your friends. The amazing music for this video was created by Mr. Paul Collier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ7C1q1OyJQ - Thank you so much for letting me use this amazing piece! Thanks, Eldad

A sick three legged dog sleeps in the rain on a shoebox and waits months to be rescued3m47s

A sick three legged dog sleeps in the rain on a shoebox and waits months to be rescued

Your $5 donation will help send us to the next rescue mission: http://www.HopeForPaws.org - Every little bit helps! To adopt this special little Princess, please contact: http://www.SmoochPoochRescue.com Loreta Frankonyte who helped me save Princess is offering to download her music for FREE right here: https://www.reverbnation.com/xoxoLoreta/ Please share this video on your favorite social media network and help us find her a loving forever home. Thanks :-) Eldad

Stray Pit Bull gets hit by a car. Luckily, someone called Hope For Paws to help!4m56s

Stray Pit Bull gets hit by a car. Luckily, someone called Hope For Paws to help!

Please donate $5 and help us save more dogs like Jezebel: http://www.HopeForPaws.org Farren Mahone who trained Jezebel knows her the best and she will be in charge of placing her in an amazing home. If you have questions for her or if you would like to fill an adoption application, please contact her directly: http://www.boardnbehave.com Please share this video so we can find her an amazing family to adopt her. Thanks :-) Eldad

Hope For Paws and L.A. Fire Department saving an injured Mastiff from L.A River10m26s

Hope For Paws and L.A. Fire Department saving an injured Mastiff from L.A River

Hope For Paws recorded this footage of their mission to rescue an injured mastiff dog from the Los Angeles river canal. The dog was reported by a woman named Megan Barre, a tourist visiting from Nevada, who told the team that the dog is badly injured and scared, barely able to walk. She had heard about Eldad Hagar and his brave team and they inspired her to call them first. Megan told Eldad that ever since she saw one of their rescue videos, she is hyper aware of the possibilities that there might be a dog stranded in that canal. When Eldad arrived at the scene, the limping dog growled and ran away. When it saw that there is no way out, it turned around and charged towards him, with all of it's 110 pounds. About 20 bystanders witnesses the heroic endeavors of the team, as they caught the dog and established that it is a female. The team managed to quickly calm her down and hoist her out of the canal to take her to a vet. The vet found a microchip that showed her name is Tinkerbell and she came from Arizona during the 4th of July weekend with her family, who came as quickly as they could to be reunited with their huge pooch. Please help us save more animals like Tinkerbell by becoming a monthly donor of just $5:  http://www.HopeForPaws.org We would much rather use our time rescuing than on fundraising. Every little bit helps. Thanks :-) Eldad

Dog Evaded Capture For 2 Years But What He Did After Caught Brought Tears To His Rescuer’s Eyes 9m54s

Dog Evaded Capture For 2 Years But What He Did After Caught Brought Tears To His Rescuer’s Eyes

This little escape artist, appropriately named Houdini, was first noticed at the Port of San Pedro in Los Angeles two years ago. Teams upon teams of rescuers have made attempts to capture the little doggy to no avail. Not even animal control could get him to safety. That did not dissuade Hope For Paws, who was determined to catch the clever, evasive dog. The Hope For Paws team came for two consecutive days to the shipyard, trying to catch the slippery pooch. The first day they tried the nice way, laying out a trap for him with some treats. Houdini was clever though; he ate the food that was way laid out but didn’t even go near the cage. The second day the team came with the idea to chase him down and close off some of the exits of the port with netting, but the weather was against their efforts and it chased the scared puppy away. Hope For Paws knew that they have to make the third attempt count, so they rallied the troops from Rescue From The Hart. They sealed off the entire port and decided they wouldn’t let tiny Houdini run away again. When they were finally able to catch him, the pup was so terrified, he wanted to bite. So they brought Mike, the security guard that was feeding Houdini for two years without being able to touch or pet the scared rascal. When the organization was finally able to work their magic, they revealed that the terrified escape artist was hiding a beautiful little pet inside! Please help send us on the next rescue mission by donating $5: http://www.HopeForPaws.org To adopt Houdini, please contact: http://www.RescueFromTheHart.org Thanks :-)