Last week, I skipped my weekly post, but it wasn’t intentional at first. I knew that I had a tight schedule all week, but I honestly thought I could do it all. Well, I was wrong, sorry about that! Now, I’m back to my usual weekly post. So, let’s do this!
Well, this week I’m back with a great rescue story by my favorite animal rescue organization, Hope For Paws. Eldad Hagar teamed up with Lisa Arturo to rescue a homeless Golden Retriever girl. But she was really good at hiding in plain sight. But in the end, the rescue mission was successful as usual.
The life of a homeless dog
Clarabelle was a stray dog who lived on the street for many weeks. Some nice people fed her, but nobody could get close to her. Finally, somebody called Hope For Paws to ask them to come and free Clarabelle from this terrible life. Naturally, the poor pup deserved more than this!
Although it had a happy ending, the rescue mission didn’t go as planned at first. Clarabelle was very good at hiding from humans, and it was only at the fifth attempt that they finally discovered her hiding place. She had taken refuge in an industrial park in Southern California.
The rescue mission
Life on the streets had left Clarabelle extremely wary of people. She was a very frightened girl and, unfortunately, the noise of trains passing nearby made her go and hide under a dumpster. The team had to get quite creative to be able to gain the scared dog trust and get her out of there.
The two rescuers had to work at each end of the dumpster to catch Clarabelle. Eldad tried a few times to pass a control leash around her neck, and he finally succeeded. But when the brave girl felt trapped, she tried to break free. However, when she realized that she couldn’t free herself, she completely panicked.
In the end, Eldad had to crawl his way in to meet the dog and reassure her by petting her on the nose. At this point, Clarabelle joined in with his rescuer, and they made it out safely.
As soon as the sweet girl was out, her behavior changed dramatically, and she gladly let Eldad and Lisa hug as well as kiss her. Below is the video where you can see the amazing rescue.
After the rescue
Once rescued, Clarabelle got medical treatment, a good bath and she went to stay into foster care with the team at the Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue. To this day, the video was watched almost 3 million times on YouTube and almost 12,000 times on Vimeo.
Photos credit: Vimeo/Eldad Hagar