In Los Angeles, a little stray, dirty poodle seemed to have given up on life. For days, the Internet had been abuzz with kind people asking Eldad Hagar, founder of the rescue organization, Hope for Paws, if he could help. Neighbors had noticed the curly little rascal dubbed Yankee Poodle they had been feeding and trying to care for, was barely moving. They feared he may have been injured.
On their return trip from rescuing two other dogs that day, Eldad and Lisa Arturo found little Yankee lying on the sidewalk with his head sticking out from the alley where he commonly slept. Both scared and defensive, Yankee growled as the rescuers approached, but Eldad waited until the dog calmed down and gently placed the leash over his head. Moments later, Yankee allowed Eldad to pet him and pick him up.
The neighbors were ecstatic that Yankee had been rescued; they peeked out from windows and bid the sweet dog goodbye knowing that he had finally been rescued. Given a bath, a haircut, a veterinarian examination and plenty of love and affection, slowly the fear left Yankee, but his story isn’t over yet. The pooch was transferred to Rescue From the Hart, where he quickly bonded with a young boy. They ran and played together in the backyard; Yankee overcame his fears and is now ready for his forever home.
Make sure to sit back for a few minutes and watch Yankee Poodle’s story. Many thanks to Eldad for his love and devotion to all of those who cannot speak. Photos and video courtesy of Hope for Paws.