This story starts off really sad, but don’t worry – there’s a happy ending!
Hope for Paws is an organization based in Los Angeles that is dedicated to saving stray and homeless animals and if you’re an avid One Green Planet reader, you already know this rescue team will stop at nothing to save an animal’s life. For instance, Hope for Paws founder Eldad Hagar along with Loreta Frankonyte, recently rescued an emaciated homeless dog. They refer to it as the most heartbreaking rescues they’ve ever carried out.
Hope for Paws got a call from railroad workers who were doing routine maintenance, in regards to two dogs abandoned by the railroad tracks. The team quickly jumped in the car, but what they didn’t realize was that one of the dogs, a Poodle, had died two weeks prior. The other dog, a Pit Bull, obediently stood vigil over her best friend and refused to leave her side.
Thankfully, the rescue team found the terrified Pit Bull and approached slowly. With the help of treats, the sweet girl was successfully captured and brought back to the Hope for Paws hospital. Back at the hospital, she received a warm, relaxing and well-deserved bath.
Just a few days later and the pup, now named Cassandra, had been placed into a foster home, awaiting her forever family. This adorable gal has made friends with the other dog at her foster house and the two love to run and play together! Cassandra also loves curling up in bed with her human and receiving lots of pets and kisses.
If you see an animal in need, don’t hesitate to speak up! Here is a list of animal rescue hotlines to keep handy. To learn more about Hope for Paws and the amazing work they do on behalf of our furry friends, click here.