Hope For Paws Rescues A Terrified Stray Dog Who Is Hiding A Big Secret…

Eldad Hagar of Hope For Paws posted a rescue story to his Flickr account that will surely tug on your heartstrings. When they received a call about a stray dog who was living near a park for a few months, they immediately went to rescue her.  This stray was hiding a tiny secret. 

“We received a call about Petunia who was living for months near a park where a few people fed her. Lisa Arturo and I rushed to the rescue location and forgot to grab a cheeseburger, and of course Petunia didn’t care for the dry treats we had in my car.”
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“I crawled under the truck and introduced myself… I spoke to her without showing a leash or my gentle snare – I wanted to make friends with her.”
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“As I reached with my hand, her little tail wagged for a second, and I knew this would be easy.”
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“A few seconds went by, and Petunia allowed me to touch her, and she seemed to enjoy human contact.”
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“All of a sudden, Petunia got nervous and decided to walk away. Without thinking twice, I grabbed her leg and asked Lisa to hurry up with a leash. This is NOT a good move because she could have bitten me in order to get away, but that’s a risk I was willing to take for her safety. Petunia kicked sand to my face as she was struggling, so I just had to pull her from under the car…”
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“Petunia got scared as I pulled her from under the car and straight onto my lap. As you can see – she peed on me, but it was a small price to pay (and I was very lucky she didn’t bite me during these stressful 5 seconds).”
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“Lisa placed my Lucky Leash around Petunia so she is safe, and then we realized she was lactating. One of the employees told us she has a baby hidden in the bushes!”
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“We heard a puppy crying, and on a pile of leaves we saw Petunia’s baby… a 3 days old female we named Petals.”
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“I showed Petunia that her baby is safe, and I asked Lisa to take the puppy to the car and wait while I investigate if there are more puppies anywhere.”
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“The employees told us she only had one puppy, but I wanted to make sure. I kept taking Petunia to different spots in the area, and played a YouTube video of crying puppies… I wanted to see if she would lead me to more puppies. No matter where I dropped her, she always took me to the same spot where Petals was found, and after 45 minutes I felt comfortable enough that there are no other puppies.”
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“Petunia and Petals sat on Lisa’s lap and immediately relaxed. We had to do another rescue just 20 minutes away from that location, so they joined us.”
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“When we arrived at the hospital, both were looked at by a doctor, Petunia needed a quick bath because she was filthy and matted, she also had foxtails inside her ear that caused a bad infection, but overall, both of them are in good health.”
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And here’s a video update that was posted to Lisa Arturo’s Facebook page. 🙂


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