Jordan’s Horrifying And Then Wonderful Journey (VIDEO)

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.

Jordan with his new friend the roosterJordan’s video, the extended version

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.

Final thoughts

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


6 thoughts on “Jordan’s Horrifying And Then Wonderful Journey (VIDEO)

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  1. Ugh, stories like this stir up all kinds of emtions. I get pissed because of those sick people, cry because I’m hurting for him and a warm heart because he has a happy ending.

    Thanks for sharing this hun! Hope you’re having a great day!


    1. Hi girly,

      You described exactly what I feel when I watch this kind of videos. But I think it’s important to share them to show that there are happy endings and to showcase the amazing work of the Hope For Paws team. These guys are truly wonderful!

      Thanks for stopping by, my friend! Talk to you soon! 🙂


  2. Oh my god! I’m watching and crying. This poor little guy. I swear some people don’t deserve to live. How is it even possible one could do this to an animal. To the rescue who saved Jordan, God Bless. We need more people in the world like them. Happy Tails Jordan!


    1. Hi sweetie,

      This poor little pup went through so much, it’s unbelievable. I am so glad for him that he finally found a loving family to take care of him. Have you checked his facebook page? He’s a brand new dog!

      Hope For Paws team is so wonderful. They saved a lot of dogs and gave them “furever” family. They’re incredible! You’re right, we need more people like them.

      Thanks for taking the time to read this. Happy Hump Day, gf! 🙂


  3. Hi Nataly,

    I had tears in my eyes on seeing Jordan initially…..I guess all pet lovers would, and I have always had a dog from the day I was born, so one can relate 🙂

    I wonder why people are so cruel and how can they hurt speechless animals like this – just because they don’t say anything. We also have an NGO and a similar care center that takes care of such animals and heals them to send to foster homes. We have called them several times when dogs, cows, or other animals around are hurt or injured, and they are quick to come and take them.

    So nice to see the video, and how he recovered all the way through to become such an active and healthy dog – loved it 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this with us – yes, Jordan didn’t lose hope and that’s exactly what pulled him through. Have a nice week ahead 🙂


    1. Hi Harleena,

      These videos are always hard to watch at first, but it’s nice to see how those poor dogs are rescued and finally adopted by their new family. It’s like you said, they don’t deserve to be treated that way. But Jordan is a really strong animal and I think that’s the reason he was able to pull through.

      It’s great that you helped animals that were hurt or injured. You truly saved their lives by calling the animal center. You gave them a second chance in life. That’s amazing!

      Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! 🙂


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