Once in a while, I like to share with you a dog rescue video from the Los Angeles rescue organization team Hope For Paws. The founder, Eldad Hagar, is doing the rescues himself often with Lisa Chiarelli.
Brutalized and left for dead
This time, Eldad was in the company of LA On Cloud 9 volunteers, another great non-profit rescue organization, who discovered the poor little pooch in the L.A. River. The frighten tiny dog was cruelly brutalized by a homeless man who then threw him 30 feet down into the canal.
When the team found him, he was sitting on an empty bag of chips, whining in terrible pain. He had one of his legs cut off and was then left for dead. Because he was in so much pain, he could barely move and was also suffering from dehydration, bacterial infections, malnutrition as well as mange.
The end of a terrible nightmare
Fortunately, the rescue went very well, and the little guy was rapidly out of the stream. The puppy was so weak and scared that he didn’t even struggle. He let Eldad pick him up, and the team raised him out of there. On their way to the hospital, Eldad decided to name him Jordan.
On the road to recovery
Once at the hospital, Jordan received the best care possible. They gave him a bath, treated him for the infections and they also had to give him a blood transfusion to help him heal better. Finally, once he was strong enough, the doctor operated on his leg.
Eldad went to see him every day to comfort him and to keep him company. After that horrible ordeal, Jordan needed a lot of love and support. He is such a sweet little thing and never showed any signs of aggressiveness. 60 hours after his rescue, his future foster mom, Lisa Chiarelli, went to visit him.
A new life begins…
When Jordan was ready to leave the clinic, Eldad brought him to his foster home to meet his two foster sisters, Lola, and Frankie. The three dogs immediately hit it off and became best friends. As you can see in the picture below, Jordan even made other new friends.
To watch the complete Jordan’s journey, from the rescue until life in his foster home, check out the video below. It is a must-see video to see what this little guy went through and how he desperately clung to life. This is truly a story of courage and determination, and it shows us that anything is possible.
Finding his “furever” home
After lots and lots of adoption applications, Lisa finally chose Jordan’s “furever home”. His new mommy is a 10-year-old girl named Layla. At the beginning of April 2015, he joined the family of four who already had two dogs exactly like him. To learn more about Jordan’s new life with his new family, check out his Facebook page.
My heart breaks every time I see those scared, helpless and injured little souls. But Eldad Hagar and Lisa Chiarelli are amazing people who give their time and love to save these poor little dogs. They also make sure that the dogs find loving and safe forever homes.
They give those dogs a second chance at life and by sharing these stories, I want to help raise awareness for the beautiful work they do. Rescue dogs only want to be loved and love back. They deserve to live happily ever after.
Photos credit: Vimeo/Eldad Hagar