It’s just heartbreaking to think that there are millions of doggos worldwide waiting to be euthanized. A lot of shelters do this because it’s the cheaper option compared to keeping a shelter pup alive. It’s shocking and it’s the sad truth, but we can always do something about it.
Animal rescue groups like Hope for Paws do their part by rescuing and fostering these poor pooches, and it’s up to us to give them forever homes. Eight years ago, a shelter pup named Edie was almost euthanized by a shelter in California. Hope for Paws heard about her, so they had to act fast to save her.
Luckily, the non-profit group from Los Angeles was able to take Edie off the euthanasia list. Hope for Paws’ founder, Eldad Hagar, personally collected Edie to check out what they are dealing with. On the first day, the pooch showed a lot of animosity towards humans.
But Eldad and his crew understood that this is the result of years of abuse. They knew that Edie had a sad past, that’s why they really wanted to save her life. They groomed her and gave her shots and not long after, someone stepped forward to adopt Edie!
The shelter staff drove the pup to her new mom, but right after leaving the car, they saw that Edie was very hesitant. The pupper showed promise of being able to socialize at the Hope for Paws shelter, but now, she was in a new environment and her anxiety started to kick in.
Edie was adopted by a woman from San Marino, California. She was again hesitant when they first met each other, but after a couple of minutes, the pooched warmed up to her. Several months later, Edie is already trained to do basic commands and has now become a house doggo.
Credits: Bronwyne Mirkovich