A stray dog faces a lot of dangers from living in the streets. Most of the time, the threat comes from their surroundings. Sometimes, however, it comes from fellow homeless pooches who take advantage of their size difference, especially for small dogs.
Hope For Paws’ Eldad Hagar responded to a call for help regarding two small dogs. Upon arriving, a neighbor told him that the pooches are buddies, and people provided them with food. However, the pups experienced bullying from bigger strays in the area, so they hoped Eldad brings them to safety.
Loreta Frankonyte and her dad Algis Frankonis joined Eldad in rescuing the dogs. Loreta immediately gave the pooches food and water to gain their trust. Because of the heat, the pups showed more interest in drinking rather than eating.
The dogs stayed in front of a fenced yard, so Eldad thought of a plan to corner them. The rescuers coaxed the pooches into the yard, and once inside, closed the gate. They then quickly but carefully entered, making sure the pups didn’t get out.
Frantic and confused, the two dogs tried escaping. Eldad and Loreta coordinated in snagging them. Loreta successfully put a Lucky Leash on one of the pooches, a male Chihuahua, and named him Hummus.
Eldad cornered the other dog behind a bougainvillea bush. With Loreta’s help, they also got the Lucky Leash on it. The rescuers named the pooch, a male Terrier, Falafel.
The rescuers wanted the buddies to know they’re still together, so they placed them side by side in the humane trap. Given their sizes, the dogs fit snugly, and they completely calmed down in each other’s company.
Hummus and Falafel received the works when they got to the hospital – a warm bath as well as medical care. After getting cleared by the doctors, the buddies fostered with LA Animal Rescue. They’re now looking for a forever home where they can continue their friendship.
Credits to Hope For Paws