Severely injured dog climbs steep hill to sanctuary looking for help

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Severely injured and desperately in need of medical help, an extraordinarily clever dog climbed to the top of a steep mountain sensing he could find help after having been attacked by another dog, writes Eldad Hagar, founder of Hope for Paws, a Los Angeles based rescue organization. Hank HFP

This time, however Hagar, had been in Costa Rica and had been working with Scott Bradley, founder of the Costa Rica Dog Rescue when one evening Hagar and Bradley spotted the older dog who had been attracted to the rescue by the barking at the sanctuary. It’s no secret how perceptive dogs are as to friends or foes. Hank wounded

Dubbed Hank, the men carefully comforted the dog that night until he could be transported to an emergency veterinarian clinic in the morning. Hank suffered from bites and injuries to his face and neck and was admitted for a few days while the staff attended to his wounds and the infection which  had set in as the dog searched for help. Hank HFP 4

When he was strong enough to travel, Hank flew to Los Angeles where he is now in the care of Grand Paws Senior Sanctuary. He is heartworm positive and is currently being treated. When he  recovers, this friendly pooch, who holds no grudges against humans and dogs alike, will be ready for his forever home. Interested in meeting Hank? Contact the rescue by clicking here. Hank HFP 6

(Photos courtesy of Grand Paws Senior Sanctuary and Hope for Paws)

Watch the amazing rescue of so many dogs by the Hope for Paws team and their associates here:



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