It’s been a while since I shared a rescue from my favorite animal rescue organization, Hope For Paws. Once again, Eldad Hagar teamed up with Lisa Arturo to rescue a 1 to 2-year-old female, white German Shepherd who had been abandoned in the desert.
For 4 months, a few people fed her while trying to catch her, but Venus was wary of humans, and nobody was able to get close to her. That’s why every attempt to capture her failed.
How they finally caught Venus
With temperature higher than 100°F, it was imperative that Venus was saved very soon. As a last resort, they ask the help of Dr. Scott Amsel D.M.V., who drove more than 10 hours to arrive at the rescue location.
Dr. Amsel had to use a tranquilizer gun to dart the dog because it was the only way the team could catch her. It took several hours, but Dr. Amsel finally was able to take the shot and after a few minutes, Venus collapsed. The team brought her to the medical unit to provide her basic medical care.
Gaining Venus’ trust
By then it was getting dark, so the team had to spend the night in a motel nearby. Venus was beginning to wake up, so it was the perfect time to start working on gaining Venus’ trust. Eldad has an incredible gift to gain animals’ trust. By morning, she was much more relaxed, so the gang took the road toward Los Angeles.
It was time to get pampered
After a much-needed bath, Venus took a little nap, leaving the desert behind and getting ready for her new life. If you want to know the entire story, check out the video below of this very unusual rescue.
After her rescue, Venus was brought to Costal German Shepherd Rescue O.C., awaiting her adoption. It didn’t take long for her to get adopted! By the end of January, Venus was adopted and now lives happily in her furever home with her new family.
Over to you
Isn’t it an incredible rescue? Eldad Hagar and his team are the best for rescuing abandoned dogs like Venus. How did you find the video? Please share with us in the comment box below!
Photos credit: YouTube/Hope For Paws