ABANDONED & ALONE HE SURVIVED FOR YEARS....
$470 raised
24% of $2k goal
14 contributors
4 Years running
In the search for a lost dog, we came across the fleeting shadow of an injured animal. He lived in the shadows and ducked into bushes. We weren't sure if he was even real. Venturing out at night to scavenge food, he slept curled up, in the open, on ...
In the search for a lost dog, we came across the fleeting shadow of an injured animal. He lived in the shadows and ducked into bushes. We weren't sure if he was even real. Venturing out at night to scavenge food, he slept curled up, in the open, on the side of a busy road. His broken leg, crumpled ears and haunted eyes told us how hard his life had been. He was an older German Shepherd....injured, infected and failing. He needed to get to safety.
Eldad Hagar, from Hope for Paws, met me on Valentines Day to trap him. Unexpectedly, while showing Eldad the surrounding area, we spotted him standing on a hill across a busy 4 lane road. 3 weeks of leaving food out, helped draw him into a well placed trap. In less than an hour we had him!
We immediately took him to the vet. His right hind leg was fractured, his neck encrusted with scabs, his face had signs of road rash and his ears were so filled with infection that the cartiledge was scarring causing his ears to fold over.
Even though he was scared, it was clear he was sweet and a good boy. We will never know his past, but we can help his future. He’s been examined, vaccinated, de-ticked and bathed and is decompressing from street life nicely. He has a warm clean bed to recuperate in and we named him Valentino for the day we got him.
We have had some financial help with the initial vetting, but this boy needs a lot more recuperation and rehabilitation time and he desperately needs financial help. Thus far his expenses have come close to $1000, and he still needs more care. Please support Valentino through the rest of his journey so he can heal and be ready for a forever home….Thank you for taking the time to read his story. Whatever you can give, he needs the help. And please share his story with others…after his rough journey surviving on the streets alone, he deserves a chance to be healthy and happy.

See videos here:

*When we 1st caught him:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN4fbLRH0gg

*Here he is still in the trap being carried into the vet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEXts6zVIws
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