Little Dog Gets Rescued From The River And Makes A Miraculous Recovery

Published October 5, 2016 233,693 Plays

Rumble / Dogs & PuppiesCue the waterworks and make sure you’ve got a box of tissues handy, because if this video doesn’t have you bawling (sad tears at first, then joyful ones), then you, my friend, have no soul. Hope for Paws in Los Angeles received a phone call reporting a puppy floating alone in the middle of the L.A. River. Somebody had abused the poor pup—leaving him minus a leg—and then tossed him into the canal more than thirty feet below. It’s a heartbreaking beginning to a story that—thanks to the many, many good hearted people involved in animal rescue in California—has a happy ending.

Volunteers were able to get out to the puppy and pull him from his dire predicament, before taking him to an animal hospital to receive the medical care and attention he desperately needed. From there, the puppy was placed in a foster home with a foster dog “mom” and big foster brothers and sisters to look after him. The brave, resilient puppy flourished in his happy new home environment, and trust us when you say that your heart will explode with joy by the time you get to the end of this video and see this happy little guy running, jumping, playing with his fur friends, and even swimming in a swimming pool! Living his very best life, in other words—and one that he richly deserves after everything he had to do to get there.

While we know how dismaying it can be to realize that there are actually people in this world who would do something like this to a defenseless animal, it also gives us renewed faith in humanity to see how very many people there are who are willing to help a helpless creature in need—and, ultimately, the number of “good guys” far outstrips the number of bad. This video is a bit of an emotional journey, but it’s one well worth taking—so we encourage you to hit the Play button now and set off as quickly as possible. This is just the pick me up that you need in your day—and one that you’ll definitely want to share with others in need of a little bit of restored faith themselves. And don’t forget our warning from earlier about breaking out the tissue box before you sit down to watch this. You’re definitely going to need them!


  • FAIRSHER, 2 years ago

    Who could do such a horrible thing to such a little thing, jezz I really wonder what walks amongst us, monsters is too good a word for anyone who hurts animals. What wonderful people who do such great work for all of us who love our animals like our children!!!

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