Abandoned German Shepherd's Cry Is Melting Everyone's Heart
Cailyn Finkel 10/11/2018
There's nothing more heartbreaking than spotting a helpless stray animal cowering on the side of the road. Many of us would leap out of our cars to try to save the dying creature - and, aftering seeing this video, so would the kind hearts at Hope for Paws animal rescue.
One of their volunteers was driving through California when they spotted a large, emaciated-looking dog hiding behind someone's car. As soon as they got closer, they saw the extent of the damage.
This poor pup was days, if not hours, away from passing away unless they stepped in to help...
The woman and her partner worked tirelessly to get a lead of the dog's head and it out from behind the car. Despite growls and cries, howls and sobs, the pair managed to slip a lead over her head and maneuvered her into their car. They were sweaty, tired and covered in mangy dog fur - but it was worth it.
From that point, the veterinary staff took over. They assessed her health from head to toe and gave her everything she needed to bounce back. The good news was that, besides the extreme malnutrition and old age, there wasn't anything terminally wrong with the pup.
She was a free lady!
Thankfully, the woman who found this sweet pup was willing to take her in after she was nursed back to health. Now they live together on a sprawling lot with grass to play in and good scents to smell.
The life she once led, one filled with food scraps, car honks and cold nights, was finally over. Without people like the Hope For Paws volunteers, this sweet girl would be left to wither away on the streets.
If you willing, think about donating to animals in need in your area. You don't always need to write a check, there are other great ways to help out if you have the time and resources. You can make a difference!
Watch this incredible rescue from start to finish below. She's such a pretty pupper!