Rescuing dogs is serious work. Some dogs that need saving are found hiding in places that are difficult to reach, and others behave aggressively because of a past traumatic or painful experience.

Thankfully, rescuers know the value of a dog’s life. They know that these loyal animals deserve love, care, and good treatment. They understand that dogs are precious, and they would do anything to save them.

It was because of such people that an abandoned poodle got a second chance in life. Somebody spotted the dog hiding in the bushes near the desert. Concerned about the dog’s safety, the person called Hope for Paws and gave them the dog’s location.

Hope for Paws’ Eldad Hagar and Loreta Frankonyte went to the place to look for the dog. When they got there, they were surprised to find a badly injured poodle. The poor dog’s rear left paw was gone, and he was clearly in pain.

Loreta and Eldad slowly approached him, but as they did, he kept barking and moving away. Loreta slowly moved closer to the dog, giving him food as she came nearer to him.

However, each time they moved toward the dog, he retreated farther into the bushes. Knowing they could lose the poodle if it ran into the thick brush, Loreta had to grab the poodle so they could take him to the hospital and give him the urgent medical treatment he needed. Unfortunately, the scared poodle bit Loreta several times in self-defense.

Although she was in pain, Loreta held on to the dog as Eldad secured him. Soon, the dog calmed down and allowed them to carry him, as if he realized they were there to help him. They named him Washington.

They went straight to the hospital for both Loreta and Washington’s wounds. Along the way, Washington started wagging his tail, a sign that he was beginning to trust his rescuers. Despite the bites she sustained from Washington, Loreta was glad that he was finally with them.

“You were worth it,” she said to Washington. “I’d do it again.”

Loreta and Washington were both treated at the hospital. The doctor discovered that Washington had some broken bones. Fortunately, the doctor was able to save his leg.

Washington transformed from being an aggressive dog to being a playful dog. He may not be able to say it in words, but his behavior toward Loreta after the rescue seemed to say one thing: “Thank you for saving me even after I bit you. You’re my hero.”

Source: Hope for Paws via YouTube

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