For dog lovers, seeing stray dogs litter the streets is heartbreaking. Sadly, it is the reality today. Some dogs are born in the streets. While some are abandoned when their owners decide that he or she doesn’t want a dog anymore, this is a global phenomenon that is difficult to address, but fortunately, some goodhearted people and organizations are trying to make a difference.
One such organization is Hope for Paws. In one of their viral videos, they go and rescue a small puppy reportedly hiding in bushes in someone’s driveway. Wasting no time, the rescuers drove to the neighborhood in West Hollywood, California. There they found a scared yet adorable tiny pup.
All it takes is patience
When the rescuer’s vehicle drove up the driveway, the first thing they did was set up a perimeter to secure the area. They didn’t want the dog running away. They then searched inside the bushes to find the little pup. Near the wall, they find a frightened puppy, growling, letting them know that she wants to be left alone.
Shivering, the dog is backed in a corner, but not about to give up. The rescuers tried to put a leash over her head, but she would bark and bite at it. They know that the puppy is scared and confused. What they didn’t know is that she is injured. She has five fractures all over her leg, pelvis, and tail. They didn’t want to scare the pup any further, so they tried to stay their distance but still tried to get the leash on her.
Even with the dog squirming, moving her head, and biting, they were finally successful. They got the dog and tried to make it calm. They would talk to her and soothe her with some petting and rubbing. Eventually, the dog gave her trust to them. They take the dog, now named Lulu, to a vet where they discovered her injuries.
Lulu underwent surgery to treat her injuries. Most of the fractures were not healing right, so they had to do an extensive operation. They clipped off some bone growth and installed three metal pins. The doctor also had to align the bones correctly. Thankfully, the surgery was a success, and Lulu recuperated quite well. Now, she is a lovely dog who is ready to be adopted.
Source: Hope For Paws via Youtube