Sometimes families take in dogs when they aren’t really prepared to do it, and haven’t considered the heavy responsibility and financial burden that owning a dog comes with. Sometimes they expect it to be better trained, or sometimes they just don’t have time to spend with it. The reasons are many, but they all mean these dogs will have to try and survive on their own, which isn’t an easy thing to do.
These dogs, that have grown accustomed to being under certain care and living in a home environment, are now forced to get used to living outdoors. This includes facing extreme weathers, other potentially dangerous animals, being injured, getting infections, and the list goes on and on.
Of course, if the dog is pregnant and about to have little puppies of her own, it’s all the more dangerous – for them, as well as their newborns. Giving birth without proper medical care can be risky, and the puppies have slim chances of surviving outside, especially in countries with colder weather.
Thankfully, some organizations make it their cause to take these dogs off the streets, and find them new forever homes to take care of them. These people go around responding calls, rescuing stray dogs and making sure they are properly looked after, before helping to find owners to take them in. By doing this, they save many lives of dogs that would most likely not survive for long otherwise.
The people of Hope for Paws do just that. Hope for Paws is a non-profit organization based in California, that aims to help as many dogs – and other animals – as possible. Eldad Hagar, the Israeli man behind the organization, has rescued many animals, and shared videos of the extreme rescues online, for millions of people to see.
When Hope for Paws was called in one night to help out with a situation regarding a stray pit bull, they immediately obliged and rushed to the scene. The dog had just given birth in someone’s yard, and the owners of the home weren’t able to approach her. Hope for Paws swooped in and saved the situation, rescuing the pit bull and her puppies as well.
But the story didn’t end there, as this terrified dog was not out of the woods just yet. The rescuers had to think on their feet when something was clearly wrong.