At 107 degrees, Eldad Hagar drove from Los Angeles to Chino, California, to save a family of four dogs. The call came through the Hope For Paws hotline. And the reporter claims to see someone dumping four Pomeranians off the street.
No one knows precisely why Sherry, Dale, Stanley, and Fredrick ended up in such a horrible state. All that’s clear is that their previous owner didn’t want them anymore. He left them to fend for themselves.
Eldad tossed pieces of a cheeseburger to try and gain the dogs’ trust. When they came closer, he noticed Sherry’s ears were full of fleas, and it drove her crazy. Fredrick and Dale ate the food, but they kept a safe distance.
Stanley, on the other hand, had a broken leg after getting hit by a car. He also had many foxtails embedded on his skin, and it caused an abscess on his chest. Out of the four dogs, Stanley was the only one who accepted Eldad’s touch. He knew he needed his help.
Rescuing four dogs at the same time is quite challenging, Eldad admits. The moment you capture the first one, the rest of the pups get scared of the scared. So he decided to take Stanley, the oldest dog in the pack, into the car first. “He needed urgent medical care, and I didn’t want to risk losing him,” he said.
With the owner’s permission, Eldad set up a simple trap in one of the neighbors’ backyard. He lured the pups in, but the rope that was supposed to pull the door closed got stuck. The dogs panicked, and Fredrick got away.
Although frustrated, Eldad chose to focus on the two dogs. He realized he could use their help in capturing Fredrick. And so, he placed Dale in a cage and hoped Fredrick would visit him.
Before long, Fredrick came to check on Dale. Eldad seized the opportunity and quickly placed a leash around the dog’s neck. To calm them down, he put the brothers in the same cage.
Eldad drove straight to the rescue center, where the vet team examined them. After receiving their clean bill of health, Sherry, Dale, Stanley, and Fredrick proceeded to be with their foster family. It signaled the end of their ordeal and the start of their better chance at life.
Credits to Hope For Paws