When Hope for Paws got a call about a dog that had been living under a car in a public park for a week, rescuers leaped into action. The kind people who called Hope for Paws had made many attempts to coax the frightened pup out from under the vehicle, but the little dog was too scared to come out. Thankfully, the Los Angeles-based rescue organization knew exactly what to do.
Too frightened to come out, Hope for Paws spent hours with the scared pup with treats and food in tow, to gain her trust.
According to Hope for Paws, it took hours for the small, white dog to come out – after being enticed with food and treats to help her gain their trust. After finally getting the pup, who they named Madeline, into their arms, it was clear why she had been so frightened; rescuers found 22 bite marks on her, likely from other dogs or possibly coyotes that are known to live in the park where she was found.
Finally, Madeline trusted her rescuers and cautiously crawled out from under the car, where she hid in fear for a week.
While Madeline had been through quite the ordeal, it didn’t take long for her to get on the road to recovery. The once-terrified little pup was back on her feet within just a few short weeks and was soon adopted into her forever home.
Madeline is now safe and happy in her forever home thanks for Hope for Paws.
Want to help homeless dogs like Madeline? Visit Hope for Paws where you can learn more about their work or make a donation. Thinking of adopting a rescue companion animal? Check out One Green Planet’s Animal Rescue Hotline to find a shelter near you.
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