The sight of dogs living in poor conditions can definitely break our hearts. Most of these street dogs must endure the rain, icy night air, or even scorching daytime heat.
A group of volunteers improved the life of a dog that endured nearly seven months in the California heat.
Aaron, a terrier mix, was homeless for about eight months and lived outside a clinic. Trying to avoid the sun’s rays, he sought shelter beneath parked cars.
A concerned citizen observed the frail dog and called the Los Angeles-based animal rescue organization Hope for Paws to help the poor dog.
Hope for Paws volunteers responded promptly and were on their way. Founder Eldad Hagar and volunteer Lisa Chiarelli rescued the frightened and exhausted dog. The traumatized Aaron was frightened by their presence, and it took the rescuers nearly an hour to secure and rescue him. According to Eldad, like other terrified canines they had previously rescued, Aaron fought them off.
The volunteers observed that the dog’s skin was unusually pink. He also lost the majority of his hair as a result of living in harsh conditions. It was also evident that Aaron was unhappy.
The dog reacted angrily to every touch because he has had no physical contact with other living creatures for months. After some time, Aaron calmed down and allowed the volunteers to hold him.
After the rescue, the rescuers transported Aaron to a nearby veterinarian who administered medical care. Veterinarians treated his wounds and administered the necessary vaccinations. Additionally, Aaron took his first bath in months.
Now that he is no longer living beneath cars, Aaron is prepared to find his new family. His future is definitely looking a lot brighter, and that would not be possible if not for the volunteers and vets who helped him.