An animal rescue organization founded by Eldad Hagar called Hope For Paws is one of the most popular in the world. Since the foundation of Hope For Paws, they rescued countless dogs and other animals in need and provided them with forever homes. From pulling dogs out of overcrowded kill shelters to rescuing dogs living in the streets, they will never say no to a rescue effort for animals in need.
One of the most unusual rescues they performed was when they rescued a dog abandoned in the desert. Hope For Paws received a call from people saying that they know about a white German Shepherd who’s been living in the desert. Apparently, people have been taking care of the dog for more than four months. Barbie Henderson, Robin Smith, and Tracy McDaneld brought food and water for the dog but were not able to get close enough to capture the dog and bring her to safety.
The rescuers decided to call the dog, Venus. They found out that Venus was very cautious whenever there are humans around, and she wouldn’t allow a single person to get near her. Whenever someone gets too close, Venus would run away. All attempts to catch Venus using humane traps failed, and the volunteers at Hope For Paws decided to try something different.
They knew that all odds were stacked against Venus. With the daytime temperature already reaching more than a hundred degrees Fahrenheit, and that Venus appeared to be injured, the rescue volunteers knew that they had to act fast.
As a last resort, they called in Dr. Scott Amsel. The volunteers decided that the only way to catch her is to use a tranquilizer gun. However, Venus stayed too close to a busy highway for several hours, which prevented the team from using the tranquilizer gun.
It was almost already night time when Dr. Amsel was able to take a shot. Once they darted Venus, the team immediately ran to her. When the tranquilizer took effect, they took her a mobile vet clinic to start treating her and begin her rehabilitation.
After her vital signs stabilized, the team from Hope For Paws decided to take her to a hotel to spend the night before driving back to their facility. Hope For Paws founder Eldad Hagar stayed with Venus after she woke up. Confused at first, Eldad started work in gaining her trust.
When Eldad was able to touch her and pet her, she started to relax and realized that she’s in safe hands. The next day, Venus became a completely different dog. She’s very relaxed around humans, and she even enjoyed the drive back to the Hope For Paws facility.
She had her first bath in a long time and received a lot of love from the volunteers. Venus is currently under the care of Hope For Paws. Here’s a video of the exciting rescue of Venus and how she slowly learned how to trust people again. She’s ready for a forever home, and she will surely make an excellent pet for anyone.
Video Source via YouTube through Hope For Paws – Official Rescue Channel