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

HopeForPawsPublished: November 30, 2016Updated: December 5, 201616,647 views
Published: November 30, 2016Updated: December 5, 2016

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

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